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Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

In the beginning of 2012, the landscape of the immigration world looked much different. Pro-immigrant groups were coming off of a rough few years that saw the failure of the DREAM Act, a spike in deportations under President Obama, and the continue reading »

United We DREAM Unveils Immigration Reform Platform

Following the success of the DREAMer conference in Kansas City this weekend—the biggest gathering of DREAMers to date—United We DREAM unveiled their new platform for change this morning, their statement of principles describing the type of immigration reform they have vowed to pursue next year. continue reading »

Deferred Action Immigrants Denied Driver’s Licenses in Arizona

A coalition of organizations on Thursday filed suit against the state of Arizona for denying driver's licenses to undocumented young people who have been given a reprieve from deportation under the federal Deferred Action program. continue reading »

Latino Voters Call on Lawmakers to Invest in Children

An analysis of nationwide election eve poll released today by the First Focus Campaign for Children shows overwhelming support from Latino voters for a wide range of federal investments in America’s children at levels higher than voters of all demographics and political affiliations. continue reading »

Massachusetts to Allow Undocumented to Pay In-State Tuition

On Monday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that, under existing Board of Higher Education policy, certain young immigrants who meet criteria under the federal continue reading »

Massachusetts Will Offer In-State Tuition To DREAMers With Work Permits

The state of Massachusetts will soon allow undocumented immigrants protected under the President’s deferred action program to pay in-state tuition at public universities. continue reading »

Senator Marco Rubio Pushes for Legal Immigration

GOP Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday pushed for legal immigration to this country, called for prudence in the possible regularization of the status of millions of undocumented foreigners already living here and urged a permanent solution for people brought here illegally as children. continue reading »

Obama Wins Election and Latino Voters and Dreamers Are Ready to Cash the Check for the DREAM Act

On the heels of the Yo Decido cover of TIME, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party will mull over their future and policies during their concession speeches. The Republican Party has paid the price for bowing to the more extreme factions of its Tea Party base, especially on immigration. continue reading »

Latinas Played Powerful Role in 2012 Elections

Latinas and other women of color played an historic role in last night’s election, helping President Obama secure key wins in swing states like Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Colorado. While media analysts are noting the significant women’s vote, in fact Latina and women of color voters provided the winning margin: Seventy-six percent of Latinas and 96 percent of black women voted for Obama. Interestingly, only 65 percent of male Latinos voted for Obama, reflecting the national gender gap. continue reading »

How Latino Voters Annihilated Romney and the Republicans

It is hard to overstate the influence of Latino voters in shaping the results of the 2012 elections. They played a critical role in re-electing President Obama and in saving the Democratic majority in the Senate, again. And immigration clearly was one if the main issues that produced unprecedented Latino turnout levels and historic levels of support for Democratic candidates. continue reading »

Arizona Campaign Builds Against “America’s Toughest Sheriff”

A movement to oust Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” from office continues to gain momentum in Arizona. Actions range from a Latino voter mobilization to an infusion of support from out-of-state groups helping run anti-Joe Arpaio radio ads on Spanish radio. continue reading »

Maryland May be First to Pass a State DREAM Act

Maryland could become the first state in America to pass its own version of the DREAM Act by referendum. The proposal will appear as Question 4 on the ballot in the Nov. 6 elections. continue reading »

Maryland DREAM Act is a Smart Economic Investment

Education is an investment that yields sizeable dividends over time. Well-educated students go on to become well-educated workers who earn more, pay more in taxes, and are less likely to rely upon public benefits. continue reading »

New Report Reveals the Economic Benefits Of Passing the DREAM Act

What would happen if the United States were to grant a pathway to legal status to an estimated 2.1 million eligible youth in our country by pass­ing the DREAM Act? That’s the focus of a new report released by the Center for American Progress and Partnership for a New American Economy. continue reading »

Chasing Romney: How Mitt Romney is Losing the Latino Vote

DREAMers Finding New Confidence Since Obama’s Deferred Action Announcement

More and more DREAMers - young undocumented immigrants who grew up in the United States - are publicly acknowledging their irregular status without fear of being deported and with the aim of bringing pressure to bear on politicians. continue reading »

Undocumented Student, Daniela Pelaez, Continues Fight for DREAM Act from Dartmouth College

Colombian-born Daniela Pelaez, who was on the point of being deported two months ago, is now studying at an Ivy League university and is the image of a foundation the helps other undocumented immigrants who, like her, are crying out for laws be passed that legalize their status in the United States. continue reading »

Hispanic Leaders Believe Immigration Reform Will Occur in Next Presidential Term

Civil and political leaders from the Latino community meeting Tuesday for the annual conference of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute are confident that the presidential term that begins in 2013 will see the approval of immigration reform. continue reading »

First Lady Michelle Obama Notes, Praises Latino Community’s “Critical Role”

First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday praised the "critical role" of the Latino community in helping achieve her husband's vision for the country and she promised to fight for approval of the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to legalization for qualified undocumented young people. continue reading »

Hispanic Federation to Award 100 DREAMers With Scholarships

Continuing its long and successful track record as a national advocate for the Hispanic community on vital issues including education, immigration, health and economic empowerment, the Hispanic Federation proudly announced today it would raise $50,000 to aid eligible immigrant youth applying for the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Immigration Program. continue reading »