We want actions, not words. For nearly two decades I've called the United States of America my home. I emigrated from Ecuador with my family, grew up in Miami and attended public schools, where I was a high-achieving student who eventually made it to college. I am also an... Continue »
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"... Continue »
Prerna Lal is a J.D. Candidate at GW Law School, a writer at Change.org, and a Board Member at Immigration Equality. She's also a DREAMer. Continue »
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... Continue »
Since Christmas, Mario Aregullin has been sitting in a Georgia detention center. Though he's been in the United States since he was a baby, he was forced to spend Christmas, New Year's, and Valentine's Day away from his family, friends, and his bride-to-be, Brandi. Continue »
Another day, another fight in the absence of a coherent federal immigration policy. This weekend, America's Voice learned the story of Mariano Cardoso Jr. of New Britain, Connecticut, a 22-year-old DREAMer who is stepping away from a life in the shadows to very publicly fight against his imminent deportation. Continue »
Pedro was desperately counting on the DREAM Act to pass. He's an orphan who grew up in Arizona and has no family or friends in Mexico. His grandmother brought him to the US at the age of 7, but passed away when he was still a child. Continue »
More than two decades ago, Celina Hernandez gave birth to a daughter in her native Mexico. But the newborn died hours later because she was three months' premature and her family couldn't afford the incubator she needed to survive. Continue »
Cesar Vargas was brought by his parents to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 years old. He grew up in New York, graduated from high school, completed college, and is in his final year of law school. Now, he has one thing holding him back from... Continue »
When Nelly was nine years old, she came to the United States with her parents. Scared and unable to speak the language, she was aware of one thing: that her parents came here to provide her with a better life, and that she would do all that she could... Continue »