In the burgeoning legislative debate over immigration reform, leaders of the DREAMer movement of young aspiring Americans drew an important line in the sand this weekend.  At a conference convened by United We Dream, one of the leading organizations created of, by, and for DREAMers, the organization’s members made... Continue »
Following the success of the DREAMer conference in Kansas City this weekend—the biggest gathering of DREAMers to date—United We DREAM unveiled their new platform for change this morning, their statement of principles describing the type of immigration reform they have vowed to pursue next year. “We’re building a movement... Continue »
Former California Governor Pete Wilson created the path to Latino power in his state when he aggressively pursued Proposition 187 back in 1984. He dug a deep hole for the GOP — and they’ve only continued to dig it deeper since then. This year, Wilson was a co-chair of... Continue »
It’s been an amazing year for DREAMers, who won protection from deportation this year when President Obama announced his deferred action (DACA) program, and became a national political story when they helped to mobilize record numbers of the Latino vote in last month’s elections.  Today–as DREAMers from all over... Continue »
Could some in the non-extremist wing of the GOP be slowly starting to “get it” on immigration?  Yesterday, the Huffington Post reported that the state of Nevada—led by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval—is the latest to confirm that it will allow DREAMers recognized by President Obama’s deferred action (DACA) program to apply for driver’s... Continue »
Two days ago, retiring GOP Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) and Jon Kyl (AZ) held a press conference to announce their new Achieve Act, a watered-down version of the DREAM Act which would confer legal status but no guarantee of citizenship.  When reporters asked Sen. Kyl to address that... Continue »