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From New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo, A Determination to Protect DREAMers from Notario Fraud

President Obama’s June announcement (that DREAM Act-eligible youth would be spared from deportation and granted work permits) was widely applauded as a move that would finally grant relief to young immigrants and allow them to move toward legal status.  But a shady, cynical cadre of fraudulent lawyers and notarios has already sprung up, prepared to … Continue reading »

Across the Country, Opposition To “Secure Communities” Continues to Grow

The drumbeat of criticism about the Obama Administration’s so-called “Secure Communities” program continues, as more cities and states push back against its dragnet approach and insist on local control over police priorities.  As we’ve noted before, the ramifications of S-Comm are often eerily similar to the ramifications of Arizona’s SB 1070.  It allows police wide … Continue reading »

NYT's "The Powers of New York" Includes Dream Activists

Sunday’s New York Times featured a profile on “The Powers of New York,” described as: Influence in New York is now wielded by a larger and more diverse array of people. As part of a special issue of Metropolitan, here’s a look at who is at the top and who may be on the way, as … Continue reading »