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Re-introducing the DREAM ACT- Sen Durbin and Rep. Gutierrez standing together LIVE FEED

The DREAM Act would allow a select group of immigrant students with great potential to contribute more fully to America. These young people were brought to the U.S. as children and should not be punished for their parents’ mistakes. The DREAM Act would give these students a chance to earn legal status if they: Came to the U.S. as children (15 or under) Are long-term U.S. residents (continuous physical presence for at least five years) Have good moral character Graduate from high school or obtain a GED Complete two years of college or military service in good standing The DREAM Act would benefit the U.S. Armed Forces. Tens of thousands of highly-qualified, well-educated young people would enlist in the Armed Forces if the DREAM Act becomes law. The Defense Department’s FY 2010-12 Strategic Plan includes the DREAM Act as a means to help “shape and maintain a mission-ready All Volunteer Force.” Defense Secretary Gates, who supports the DREAM Act, says it “will result in improved recruitment results and attendant gains in unit manning and military performance.” General Colin Powell has also endorsed the DREAM Act, saying, “Immigration is what’s keeping this country’s lifeblood moving forward.” The DREAM Act would stimulate the American economy. A UCLA study concluded that DREAM Act participants could contribute $1.4-$3.6 trillion to the U.S. economy during their working lives. New York City Mayor Michael continue reading »

President Obama on Fixing Our Broken Immigration System- San Antonio Speech

In a debate where the participants on all sides are too often portrayed as caricatures, the President sought to break through the stalemate by reminding us all that it is a debate about real people. continue reading »

Announcement Coming that DREAM Act Bill to be Reintroduced in Senate

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and others will hold a press conference later today to announce the introduction of the DREAM Act continue reading »

Illinois Senate Passes their own version of The Dream Act..On to the House Now

This week , the Illinois Senate passed the Illinois Dream Act with an overwhelming 45-11 bipartisan vote- with 11 GOP Senators voting in favor of the bill. continue reading »

IL Dream Act Vote Tomorrow! Take Action! Support the Illinois DREAM Act!

After months of hard work the Illinois DREAM Act is scheduled to be voted on in the Illinois Senate tomorrow! continue reading »

While President Obama Reconfirms Commitment to DREAM Act, Pro-Immigration Rallies Held for May Day

This May 1st, known as the day synonymous with International Workers’ Day or Labor Day, many American cities are holding immigrant right rallies and marches. n Los Angeles there will be a march kicking of at 10:00 am (PST), continue reading »

California Dream Act Hearing Thursday May 5th

While the youth-driven movement to pass the Dream Act failed in its objective last year, the political fight raised awareness about the estimated half-million Californians continue reading »

Superman Forfeits his U.S. Citizenship! But.. Wasn’t he an Illegal ALIEN, Anyway?

A very disgruntled man of steel revealed his intentions of turning in his Green Card on the Comics #900 release. continue reading »

Mexican Rock Band Maná Calls for Immigration Reform On the Eve of Their First Album in 5 Years

Mexican rock band, Mana, calls for “justice for the undocumented” while attending Billboard’s Latin Music Conference in Miami. continue reading »

Deportation of DREAMers Being Suspended

Two years ago, Olga Zanella, 20, began her battle with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but the Mexican-born college student has lived under the possibility of deportation since she was a child. continue reading »

Brookings Institution: The Future of Immigrant Children

The renown Brookings Institution has written a policy brief, a companion to the volume of The Future of Children devoted to immigrant children, the authors address poor school performance and low family income among immigrant families and children. continue reading »

2nd Annual DREAM Gala

The DREAM Gala Committee would be honored by your presence at the 2nd Annual DREAM Gala in support of college students who struggle financially in order to obtain a higher education because of their ineligibility for federal and state financial aid. continue reading »

Sec. of Education Duncan at the Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges & Universities

America’s ability to answer President Obama’s call to “out-innovate, out-educate and out-build” the rest of the world is inextricably linked to the future of the Latino community, said Secretary Duncan 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 »

Poll Results Indicate Uncertainty and Decline in Approval Towards the Democratic Vote

Obama still favored, but majority of Latino registered voters undecided about 2012 Election. continue reading »

Seven Undocumented Youth Protest, Risk Deportation in Georgia

This week seven undocumented youth were arrested in an act of civil disobedience in Atlanta during a protest. The students oppose a change proposed by the Georgia Board of Regents who want to ban on undocumented students from the state’s top five public colleges and universities. continue reading »

Immigration Rally Ends in Arrests after Protesters Block Downtown Street

More than 100 protesters led by seven young people brought to the United States as young children — and who were later arrested after blocking traffic in protest — marched through downtown Atlanta to raise awareness about undocumented youths. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Announces 20 City Tour- Focus on Families Being Split by Deportations

At a Capitol Hill press conference, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) was joined by families, community advocates, religious leaders, and other Members of Congress to announce the kick off of the Campaign continue reading »

California Dream Act Debate Intensifies

While recent census figures indicate that California is rapidly becoming a melting pot of immigrants on the road to becoming the new majority, a debate is sure to materialize in a California Assembly committee hearing today continue reading »

DREAMer Pedro Gutierrez Is Granted One Year Stay of Deportation

News about one of the lucky 900 this week: Pedro Gutierrez, a 22-year old Arizonan, has been granted a one-year stay of deportation, thanks to the work of DREAM activists and DREAM Act supporters all over the nation. continue reading »