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Faces of the Dream Act:  Bernard Pastor

Bernard Pastor of Ohio was detained over a month ago when, after a minor traffic accident, police officers discovered he was an undocumented immigrant and he was sent to immigration detention. Friday, he was finally released just in time for a last minute DREAM Act push. continue reading »

Anti-Dream Act Senate Incumbents - Who are They?

As the 2012 election cycle takes shape, and the issues are defined and debated, it is unlikely that votes on the DREAM Act will be forgotten by Latino voters, 88% of whom supported the bills passage. If any lesson was learned in 2010, it should be to not underestimate the Latino electorate, which is growing in size, and influence in each successive election. continue reading »

DREAMers: Unused and Unmatched Ambition - Watch out for Act Two

I personally have never seen such a piece of legislation like the DREAM Act discussed by so many Latino families I know, including my own, so I think it is safe to say this was happening across the country. continue reading »

ANALYSIS:  Senate Vote Against DREAM Act Goes Against Polled Latino Priorities

Yesterday the U.S. Senate failed to invoke cloture on the DREAM Act (HR 5281), ending the chance for any legislative accomplishments on the issue of immigration. While much of the last two years was continue reading »

Immigrant Community Not Only Growing in Size but Also in Power

The five Democrats who voted against the DREAM Act and ultimately lead to its failing in the Senate yesterday will not soon be forgotten. The immigrant community is growing not only in numbers, but they are increasing their power by becoming more politically aware. continue reading »

Hispanically Speaking News Statement on Defeat of the DREAM Act

After a heated debate on the Senate floor, the Senate today defeated passage of the DREAM Act. The vote today came 3 votes short of passage, with three Republicans supporting the measure. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: DREAM Act Dies In The Senate 55N - 41Y

Starting at around 10:30 today the Senate took up a cloture vote on the DREAM Act. Cloture needs a super-majority of 60 senators to get passed, which stops debate on the bill and moves it into being considered for final passage. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  WATCH NOW DREAM ACT DEBATE - DREAM Act Vote Set for 9:30 a.m. (CST)/10:30 a.m. (ET)

Watch the live DREAM Act procedural vote on C-Span video stream at 9:30 a.m. CST/10:30 a.m. ET. on the Senate Floor. RIGHT NOW Republican Senator Jeff Sessions speaking right now on the "illegality at the border" continue reading »

Hours Before DREAM Act Vote:  Key Supporter Rep. Gutierrez DOESN’T See the Votes Needed

Hours before the DREAM Act is to go the Senate for a crucial and final vote, one of its leading proponents, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, doesn’t see the votes it needs to pass. continue reading »

VIVA Las Vegas:  Senator John Ensign of Nevada the Focus of DREAM Act Students

The Republican Senator from Nevada, John Ensign, is getting a lot of attention and mail this week from Nevada students in support of the DREAM Act. There are the 3,000 postcards that have been mailed to his Las Vegas office, continue reading »

Dream Act Vote Scheduled for Saturday- Show Your Support NOW!

Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid filed Cloture for both the Dream Act and a stand-alone repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. This begins the process of being able to call both bills for a vote as early as Saturday. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez : Make This a Dream Act Christmas

This holiday season in Congress, the Democrats have provided the Republicans with a gift-wrapped opportunity to change their tune on the immigration issue. By bringing the DREAM Act to the floor in both chambers, Democrats have offered up a most sympathetic and deserving cohort of young people for protection from deportation. continue reading »

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Letter Urging Congress to Pass DREAM Act

The following post is authored by the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder. As the son of an immigrant, I grew up in New York City with a deep appreciation for the ideals that, since America’s earliest days, have defined our nation. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  House Approves Tax Bill Awaits President’s Signature

The U.S. House of Representatives late Thursday evening approved legislation that will extend the Bush-era tax cuts and jobless benefits. The legislation was a compromise effort between the White House a continue reading »

Does the Senate Need A Big Kick to Bring DREAM Act to Vote?

A lot of our readers keep asking us when will the Senate bring the DREAM Act to a vote. Will it be this week, next week or on Christmas Day? continue reading »

As the DREAM Act Lingers in Congress, Scholarships for Immigrant Youth Bring Hope

While DREAM Act supporters are worried about the bill’s passing after its delayed Senate vote, others are bringing hope and help to immigrant youth. continue reading »

Activist Dolores Huerta Joins in DREAM Act Protests in Front of Sen. McCain’s Office

Co-founder of National Farm Workers Association (which later became the Unit's Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee) and former Cesar Chavez associate, Dolores Huerta, has joined a group continue reading »

STUDY: Majority of Americans Oppose Automatic Citizenship to Children Born to an Undocumented Parent

Voters are evenly divided over whether young people brought to this country illegally by their parents should be viewed as breaking the law. Making a distinction between illegal immigrants and their children is at the heart of the so-called DREAM Act that some in continue reading »

Immigration Scholars Hosting Teleconference Today on DREAM Act Issues

Today, noted immigration scholars will host a teleconference to discuss research on children who have grown-up and been educated in the United States without immigration status. continue reading »

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses   -  Why the Top Reasons for Opposing the DREAM Act are Wrong

CLAIM: The DREAM Act will encourage more illegal immigration. FACT: The DREAM Act DOES NOT encourage more illegal immigration. continue reading »