So this is awkward. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign was caught fundrasing off of the DREAM Act. Continue »
Last week, Florida's business, faith and Hispanic communities came together to celebrate the defeat of Arizona-like immigration bills in the Florida legislature. They made it very clear -- they are done giving out free passes to Hispanic legislators that favor anti-immigrant bills. Yet, just a week after this defeat, Rubio... Continue »
Only a week after Florida Hispanics rose-up to defeat an Arizona-like immigration bill in the Florida legislature, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has decided to cast aside the large Florida Hispanic community in favor of the national GOP anti-immigrant platform. Rubio told Telemundo that he would vote against the DREAM... Continue »
Yesterday's reintroduction of the DREAM Act—sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and many others—elicited a wide range of responses, from elation that the bill is back in consideration to hopefulness about continued progress to skepticism that it... Continue »
Earlier this month, a prominent group of immigration attorneys wrote a memo detailing the President's executive authority on immigration related matters. To be blunt, the President's hands aren't tied. In the wake of the President's speech on immigration, editorial boards at major newspapers are calling on the President to... Continue »
Last Friday, May 6th, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice sent school regions nationwide a letter of rebuke on the fact that a number of public schools have been asking undocumented immigrants for papers. The letter is, in part, a response to recent reports... Continue »
On the heels of President Obama's renewed call to overhaul the nation's immigration laws in Texas on Tuesday, Senate Democrats are reintroducing a bill that would give legal status to some illegal immigrants who came into the United States as children. Continue »
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) signed off on legislation Tuesday that extends in-state tuition breaks to illegal immigrants, setting up a showdown with opponents who have already started gathering petition signatures to try to force a referendum on the law. Continue »
We want actions, not words. For nearly two decades I've called the United States of America my home. I emigrated from Ecuador with my family, grew up in Miami and attended public schools, where I was a high-achieving student who eventually made it to college. I am also an... Continue »
Today, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Majority Leader Harry Reid and 31 of their Senate colleagues, in addition to Reps. Howard Berman (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced the DREAM Act in the U.S. Congress. For the 11th year, this bipartisan legislation offers talented young people --... Continue »