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Chicago Mayoral Candidates Attend DREAM Act Rally

A DREAM Act rally held at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s campus on Monday counted Gery Chico and fellow mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle as attendees. Mayor Daley’s former chief of staff, Gery continue reading »

Education Secretary Duncan: We desperately need to pass the DREAM Act

On Monday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that despite allies’ pessimism towards getting it done in the lame-duck session, Congress cannot afford to wait on the passing of the DREAM Act. continue reading »

TAKE ACTION: Ask Congress to Pass the DREAM Act Now

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has created a petition and facebook page encouraging supporters to ask their government officials to pass the DREAM Act during this weeks lame duck session. continue reading »

Gutiérrez Continues Fight for DREAM Act

Monday, thanks in large part to Illinois Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D), Congress is expected to discuss the DREAM Act. Over the Thanksgiving recess, Gutiérrez traveled to a number of states, asking for the support of the act on behalf of tens continue reading »

DREAM Act: Much Hope but Reality Dim for Passage

The issue of the DREAM Act has galvanized immigrant high-school and college students like no other in the country. As Congress considers taking up the measure during the lame duck session, students are staging hunger strikes, reaching out to their elected officials and trying to draw attention to the issue in any way they can. continue reading »

CHC Divided on Combining DREAM Act and AgJOBS when Immigration Reform comes to the Floor

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus need to decide what their priorities are for the lame duck session. CHC Leaders are in agreement to press for a vote on the DREAM Act. Leaders are currently lobbying out going Democrats for their support and have sealed the support of the White House and Congressional Democratic Leaders continue reading »

DREAMers’ Hunger Strike Gains Steam, Sen. Hutchison Releases Statement

Students from various Texas universities joined University of Texas San Antonio hunger strikers this week in San Antonio in support of passage of the DREAM Act. The protesters have been on a hunger strike since November 10th continue reading »

Finding Mexicanism’s in Oprah’s Favorite Things List of 2010

Every year without fail I send mamita and familia, Oprah's Favorite Things list with the intent to rid us of our Mexican gifting traditions and holiday curse: a $25 gift limit with a re-gifting option. continue reading »

Immigration Activists, DREAMers Protest at Miami Immigrant Detention Facility

Immigration activists, in support of the DREAM Act, staged a protest at the doors of the Krome immigrant detention center in Miami, Florida. The protest, held Monday, is just the first of weekly protests planned, said the activists. continue reading »

Jorge Ramos gives $20,000 to DREAM Act-Eligible Students

Jorge Ramos, a Univision anchorman, has put up $20,000 to fund scholarships for students who, if passed, would be DREAM Act eligible.The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) continue reading »

NY Congressman Comes Out Loud and Strong In Support of DREAM Act and Urges Others to Follow

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Queens/L.I.) announced today that he is circulating a letter among House Democrats urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to schedule a floor vote continue reading »

Hunger Strike Day 13: Texas DREAMers Get Boost over Weekend (VIDEO in Spanish)

Today marks the 13th day of the UTSA DREAMers’ hunger strike being held to raise support of the passage of the DREAM Act this year. The hunger strikers received alot of attention and support over the weekend to keep them going. continue reading »

See John Run. McCain Flees from Hispanic DREAMers

Outside Arizona Senator John McCain’s Washington D.C. office, six undocumented students staged an all-day sit-in with a plan to get the senator to give a statement in support of the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Says ‘No’ to Arizona-type Law

One of the largest Hispanic chambers of commerce has stated its opposition to an Arizona-type legislation recently filed in the state legislature. At the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (RGVHCC) Legislative “Report Card” Dinner continue reading »

He’s a CA Student Body President and an Undocumented Immigrant

One secret. That’s all it took to throw Cal State Fresno Student Body President Pedro Ramirez’s life into controversy. When the high school valedictorian was filling out college applications and his parents clued him in on a major continue reading »

The DREAM Act as A Stand Alone Bill

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he would introduce the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act as a stand alone bill during the lame duck session of Congress. continue reading »

San Fran College Student’s Deportation to Peru Halted

A California senator has asked immigration officials to halt the deportation of college student Steve Li to Peru until she can consider introducing a bill that would allow him to stay in the country. continue reading »

Florida Cuban American Republicans Support DREAM Act

Cuban American Republicans from Miami are standing up to say they support the DREAM Act. Going agaist the current conservative trending of their party, these Republicans are backing a bill that would give a break to children of illegal immigrants. Comments by Republican U.S. Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Cuban-Americans from Miami, in support of the proposed DREAM Act have encouraged reform advocates. continue reading »

DREAM Act to get one Last Push During Lame Duck Session

Sen. Harry Reid has said he is going to make another attempt at passing the DREAM Act during the lame duck session of Congress. Reid, who was re-elected last week due to strong support from Latino Voters, will make a push in the final days of the 111th Congress. 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 »