This afternoon, at a press conference just steps from the White House, over 40 leaders of the United We Dream Network, donning graduation caps and holding banners celebrating “El Poder de Nuestro Pueblo” (the power of our community) and declaring their “Right to Dream,” will announce a massive public education campaign to ensure that the… Continue »

It’s commentary on the ridiculousness of the GOP response to President Obama’s DREAM relief announcement as only the Daily Show could do it: complete with a Candyland-esque fantasy sequence and Santa Claus lederhosen. Watch it below: In a six-minute segment last night, the Daily show managed to dissemble many of the ludicrous and flimsy arguments… Continue »

June 2012 Last Friday, President Obama announced that young undocumented immigrants in college will be able to apply for protection from deportation and work permits. Newly-released polls show that voters strongly feel the President did the right thing—and Latino voters are more enthusiastic about his re-election because he took this bold action. The broad support… Continue »

New polling shows that the general public, including Latinos and independent voters, are broadly supportive of President Obama’s decision to grant hundreds of thousands of DREAM Act youth relief from deportation.  Yet while the American public has voiced its support, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney continues to avoid the question.  Both after the President’s announcement… Continue »

As Romney Ducks Question, New Polls Show Broad Support for President Obama’s Action New polling documents that the general public, including Latino voters and independent voters, are broadly supportive of President Obama’s bold decision to protect hundreds of thousands of DREAM Act-eligible young people from deportation.  Yet while the American public has decided and voiced… Continue »

Yesterday, we got word that Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the leading anti-immigrant voice in the House of Representatives, had scheduled a press conference on immigration. That wasn’t a surprise. In the wake of President Obama’s bold action to protect DREAMers, we expected the usual backlash from Smith. After all, his partner in immigrant-bashing, Rep. Steve… Continue »

Since President Obama announced his new relief plan for DREAM Act youth last Friday, there’s been no shortage of commentary applauding him for his bold move.  There’s also been no shortage of commentary condemning Mitt Romney for refusing to take a stance on the policy change. Enter this great clip from MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell today,… Continue »