Reaction to News & Background Information on Relief for DREAMers Today, the Obama Administration is announcing a bold move to protect an estimated 800,000 undocumented young people.  According to the Associated Press, “Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the... Continue »
Breaking news this morning via Associated Press: The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin giving work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of a growing Latino electorate that has... Continue »
As the media buzz around Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his impending “DREAM Act lite” continues, important questions remain about what the bill will look like and what its legislative chances will be. As Alex Leary writes today in the Tampa Bay Times of the impending Rubio bill: It’s... Continue »
As Time Magazine Profiles DREAM Act-Eligible Youth, Doubts About Rubio Legislation Viability Makes Case for Executive Action As the media buzz around Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his impending conservative version of the DREAM Act continues unabated, important questions remain about the bill’s specific content and its legislative viability.... Continue »
Check out this very powerful front-cover by Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American on the DREAM Act and DREAMers. We’re tweeting about the article using the hashtag #WeAreAmericans. Define America’s Jose Antonio Vargas wrote a long essay about his journey as an undocumented immigrant–the full article is still behind... Continue »
A new TIME Magazine cover story by Jose Antonio Vargas is shining a spotlight on DREAMers and the DREAM Act.  Tell President Obama that he must do more to grant relief for immigrant youth. Continue »
As we reported yesterday, immigration lawyers, community leaders, and advocates representing a broad spectrum of Latino and immigrant communities declared the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation of prosecutorial discretion a failure and asked the Obama Administration to take immediate action to protect families, DREAM Act eligible youth, and those... Continue »
UPDATE: Heydi Mejia learned late yesterday that her deportation was deferred: Mejia’s reprieve came unannounced in a fax that arrived at her attorney’s office in the late afternoon. It represented the first step in what could be a long legal process, Malik said. “The Deferred Action will expire June... Continue »