On Friday, the Obama Administration released guidelines for the President’s decision to provide qualifying DREAMers with a two year work permit and temporary relief from deportation. This relief is without a doubt the most significant victory our movement has seen in decades.  Now, with less than two weeks to... Continue »
Today was the launch of United We DREAM’s (UWD) national “We Own the DREAM/¡Unete Al Sueño!” campaign. UWD, along with national allies, held a press conference at the American Immigration Lawyers Association to discuss the new guidelines for deferred action and to assist eligible aspiring citizens with the application process.... Continue »
Al anunciarse finalmente las regulaciones del proceso que permitirá que hasta 1.4 millones de Soñadores o DREAMers obtengan un alivio temporal de la deportación, se inicia una prueba de fuego no sólo para los jóvenes que solicitarán el amparo sino para el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración (USCIS) que... Continue »
The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director at America’s Voice Education Fund, responding to today’s release of additional Deferred Action guidelines by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):   “There’s a lot of excitement around this announcement from DHS because the pieces are falling into place.  In less... Continue »
Cross-Posted at Sojourners:  As many as 1.4 million undocumented immigrant youth— aka “DREAMers” — would qualify for temporary work permits and be shielded from deportation once President Obama’s DREAMer relief goes into effect August 15. I am one of these DREAMers. I came to this country from Peru when I was five years... Continue »
I met Marco almost four years ago. At the time, I was working at Sojourners Magazine and he was one of our interns.  Nobody knew that he was undocumented. For as long as I have known Marco, he has inspired everyone around him. The guy can quote Dr. King... Continue »
Después del anuncio del presidente Obama fue la primera vez que paré de pensar en el matrimonio como opción para arreglar mi estatus legal. Aunque siempre había dicho (y todavía lo pienso) que el matrimonio como remedio a mi situación migratoria no era para mí, siempre lo tenía en la... Continue »
Yesterday the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) released a treasure trove of data on DREAM Act-eligible youth, including where they come from and where in the US they tend to live.  The report, entitled “Who and Where the DREAMers Are: A Demographic Profile of Immigrants Who Might Benefit from the... Continue »