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Immigration Roundup: DREAM Act Repeal Effort, Ala. Fights DOJ

Calif. DREAM Act Repeal In Motion Efforts are underway to repeal California’s DREAM Act, a recently passed law that allows undocumented students to apply for non-state funded scholarships and public financial aid to attend public colleges and universities in California. State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is gathering signatures to challenge the law by way of voter referendum. continue reading »

U.S. Conference of Bishops Urge Priests to Pray & Preach About DREAM Act

The U.S. Conference of Bishops through their “Justice for Immigrants” campaign is urging all Catholic priests pray, preach and advocate for passage of the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Cecilia Muñoz Answering DREAM Act Questions on Twitter

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new strategy that focuses immigration resources in a way that puts public safety and national security first. Following the announcement, Cecilia Munoz, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, answered your questions on Twitter, continue reading »

Case-by-Case Review for Undocumented Aliens in Line for Deportation

President Obama has announced that his administration will take the 300,000 deportation cases for illegal immigrants and review them on a case-by-case basis. The new policy calls for giving a chance for undocumented immigrants who don’t have criminal records to stay in the U.S. by suspending deportation proceedings against them. continue reading »

Assoc. of Latino Elected Officials Urge Obama to Act on Priorities for Latinos

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) calls on President Obama to exercise strong leadership on key issues affecting the second-largest population group in the nation. Given the current challenges facing the nation, including the fiscal crisis, now is the most opportune time for President Obama to fulfill his commitment to the advancement of the Latino community they feel. continue reading »

DREAM Act is “Common Sense Legislation” Says Secretary of Ed. Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Congress today that the Administration supports passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, continue reading »

Senator Dick Durbin’s Message to DREAMers and DREAM Act Supporters

Over the past two weeks, more than 22,000 people from all walks of life and all 50 states have signed on as citizen co-sponsors of the DREAM Act at DickDurbin.com. continue reading »

‘One Nation’ Sarah Palin Disses DREAM Act at the Footsteps of Ellis Island (VIDEO)

Sarah Pallin’s ‘One Nation’ bus tour or Alaska’s version of RV travel with out a map, stopped in New York at the Statute of Liberty. As she continues to proclaim this traveling fiasco is not political or presidential she did make time to diss DREAMers and the DREAM Act. continue reading »

California’s DREAM Act Allowing Undocumented Students Access to State Grants Advances

California’s State Assembly is getting ready to vote this week on AB 131 or this state’s version of a DREAM Act after an Assembly committee approved the bill on Friday. continue reading »

30 Senators Led by Senators Durbin, Reid & Menendez Introduce the DREAM Act

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and 30 other Senators introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors continue reading »

DREAM Act Foes in Maryland Plan to Sue and Others Want Ballot Referendum

The DREAM Act in Maryland, that passed two weeks ago in the state’s General Assembly, is under fire on several fronts from a referendum request to potential lawsuits. continue reading »

Maryland’s DREAM Act One Step Away from Become State Law

Maryland’s own version of the DREAM Act is one step away from becoming law after passing in the state House in a 74-66 vote this last Friday. continue reading »

New Mexico Gov Elect Doesn’t know what the DREAM Act is

Susana Martinez, the new Mexico Governor-elect needs to be reminded what the DREAM Act is. When a reporter asked the Republican politician if she supported the DREAM Act , her response was “Remind me. I know that the scholarship….” continue reading »