Here’s the press release from UWD: Today, on a telephonic press conference, immigrant youth leaders with United We Dream released 20 specific policy principles for immigration reform, laying out a common-sense agenda for change and demanding a path to citizenship in less than 7 years without any unreasonable or unfair requirements.  As the... Continue »
DREAMers protesting today’s immigration hearing: (Watch C-SPAN video of the hearing itself here.)   Up with Chris Hayes: immigration panel last week with Lorella Praeli of United We DREAM: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Stephen Colbert on immigration reform (transcript here): The... Continue »
Laurene Powell, the widow of Apple’s Steve Jobs and a longtime supporter of the DREAM Act, launched a new website this week that calls on Congress to pass immigration reform for young aspiring Americans.  Called thedreamisnow.org, the site features videos of DREAMers discussing how their lives would be better with... Continue »
Since the 2012 election, the Latino vote and how their influence dominated the ballot box has become a national headline, which is why PARADE Magazine has just announced that throughout 2013, they’ll be exploring the various and diverse ways Latinos are reshaping America.  After all, as Parade put it:... Continue »
Last week, we learned that since President Obama announced the deferred action (DACA) program last June, 154,404  eligible DREAMers have made it through the process and been approved. Via Univision: To date, 154,404 young undocumented immigrants have been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama administration program... Continue »
Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC –  Mucho se habla de que 2013 es el año de la reforma migratoria y muchos se preguntan por qué esta vez es diferente a los fallidos intentos de años anteriores, particularmente los infructuosos debates de 2006 y 2007.... Continue »
Cross-posted at MomsRising: Immigration reform will be a top legislative priority this year, and it won’t be some vague policy or philosophical change that we’re asking for.  The coming battle to change our immigration policy is personal, and we fight it every day to protect our mothers, fathers, children,... Continue »
Late last night, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided the home of Arizona DREAM leader Erika Andiola and detained her mother, Maria Arreola, and her brother, Heriberto Andiola Arreola.  After immediate mobilization by the family’s supporters, and DREAMers and supporters from across the country, Heriberto and Maria were released... Continue »