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César Vargas, Doctor of Law and Undocumented

“Officially a Doctor of Law! This J.D. degree is for the DREAM movement. Victory will be ours!” César Vargas wrote on his Facebook wall this past weekend after receiving his law degree. Graduation ceremonies are held all throughout the country and among these students, who through immense effort are graduating from college, are hundreds of thousands like César, undocumented students with enormous potential to offer to this country.

“Her Misfortune Has Been Our Good Fortune” Says Durbin of DREAMer at DREAM Act Press Conference

Today, DREAMer Tolu Olubunmi, would-be chemical engineer (if only she was allowed to practice her profession), spoke at a press conference reintroducing the DREAM Act with Senators Durbin (D-IL), Reid (D-NV) and Menendez (D-NJ), and was introduced by Durbin as someone whose “misfortune has been our good fortune” as someone, despite her undocumented status, often volunteers full-time to better the lives of thousands of others.

Good News from Tennessee About Manolo

This week we received some good news from our friends in Tennessee. The thousands of faxes we all sent to ICE, on Manolo’s behalf, made a huge difference. Just hours before he would have deported, officials decided to reopen his case. Manolo recorded this video to say thanks to everyone who took action to stop his deportation.