Monica is a DACAmented Dreamer who grew up in rural Iowa and now attends the University Of Northern Iowa. She comes from a mixed status family with a sister who is also a Dreamer as well as two other U.S. citizen siblings. Monica’s member of Congress, Rep. Steve King,... Continue »
Earlier today, we wrote about this awesome video released by United We Dream, of DREAMers chasing members of Congress around Capitol Hill asking them “do you want to deport me?” There’s also a standalone encounter between one DREAMer, Jose Palacios from Tampa, Florida, and Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), where McCaul and a... Continue »
Must-watch today is this video from United We DREAM, of DREAMers chasing members of Congress around Capitol Hill asking them “do you want to deport me and my parents?”  Watch below: The total non-answers the Republicans give (Mike McCaul tells one DREAMer “you didn’t do it the right way” while Raul... Continue »
President Obama’s approval ratings among Latinos have surged since his recent executive order for immigrants.  From the Washington Post today: His approval among Hispanics has shot up by 14 points over the past two weeks. It’s now at 68 percent — the highest it has been this year, and at... Continue »
Watch Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy & Policy for United We Dream, on Chris Hayes today — partial transcript below.  In response to a question about how Republicans will claim that tonight’s executive action is “amnesty,” Lorella tells Chris Hayes that Republicans had the chance to act, and they didn’t.... Continue »
Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) was one of five Democratic Senators to vote against the DREAM Act back in December of 2010. She did vote for the Senate immigration bill last year. But, last month, she sided the anti-immigrant crowd again, voting to block executive action and undermine DACA. She’s... Continue »
President Obama promised executive action on immigration before the end of the summer, but now that he has delayed making an announcement, DREAMers and immigration reform advocates are calling Obama and the Democrats out for not following through on relief. Today, DREAMers with DRM Action and undocumented moms (the... Continue »
Today, the Democratic National Committee is hosting the Women’s Leadership Forum, featuring all-stars from President Obama to Hillary Clinton to Vice President Biden and others — making it the perfect opportunity for DREAMers and immigration reform advocates to voice their displeasure with Obama’s deportation policies and his delay on... Continue »
When President Obama announced that he was delaying his executive action on immigration, advocacy groups slammed his decision and pointed out that Democrats will be the ones to suffer — both in 2014 and 2016, when the Democratic presidential contender will have to mobilize Latino voters while confronting Obama’s record... Continue »
You know, if Paul Ryan would actually talk to these DREAMers, maybe he wouldn’t have to keep throwing them out. For at least the third time this week, a DREAMer confronted Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) at a book signing, and he had her immediately removed.  According to Latino Rebels, a group of... Continue »