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Illegal Alien Apprehensions by Fiscal Year

United States Border Patrol Illegal Alien Apprehensions by Fiscal Year (October 1st through September 30th) continue reading »

Vying for Obama’s Old Seat- Kirk and Giannoulias Differ on Immigration Reform

While both US Senate Candidates agree that there should be tougher border security, they do not agree on what to do with immigrants who are already in the country illegally. continue reading »

Vying for Obama’s Old Seat- Kirk and Giannoulias Differ on Immigration Reform

While both US Senate Candidates agree that there should be tougher border security, they do not agree on what to do with immigrants who are already in the country illegally. continue reading »

Can an Anti-Immigrant Stance be the Winning Formula for Hispanic Candidates?

Three Hispanic Republican candidates are running for office in different parts of the country with strong anti-immigration stances and many are wondering how strong the Latino vote will be continue reading »

Ad Campaign to Launch Targeting Republican Senators Who Voted Against DREAM Act

Numerous organizations including big labor and liberal organizations are committing $300,000 for ad campaigns targeting the Republican Senators who either voted against or blocked passage of the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Gutierrez Hopeful Vote on DREAM Act still Possible

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) is confident that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) will bring the DREAM Act back before the Senate breaks for the fall. “I’m really really hopeful [that the DREAM Act will come up before the end of the year],” Gutierrez told The Hill after the measure stalled in the Senate this week. continue reading »

Rep. Bilbray Says Supporters of DREAM Act Are Accessories to Murder

The day before the Defense Authorization bill vote that would determine whether the DREAM Act would be offered as an amendment, Representative Brian Bilbray (R-CA), a Chairman for the House Immigration Reform Caucus, wrote an essay in The Hill called “Something to consider before casting a vote for the DREAM Act”. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: GOP Block of “don’t ask , don’t tell” Holds up DREAM Act

In a vote of 56-43, the Senate fell short of the 60 required votes to begin a debate on a bill regarding the policy of gays in the military and also to begin discussions on the DREAM Act that would have been added as a amendment had the bill made it past the first hurdle. continue reading »

Undocumented Students Rally in support the DREAM Act (VIDEO)

After being introduced 9 years ago, the DREAM Act is being resurrected this week. The Dream Act would give conditional, legal status to the children of illegal immigrations after they complete two years of college or military service. continue reading »

Tell the Senate to move the DREAM forward! Contact key swing votes - they need to hear from you!

Tomorrow the Senate will be voting on wether they will debate the Defense Appropriations bill which the DREAM Act is being attached to. The DREAM Act is a bipartisan bill that would provide a path to citizenship for youth who graduate from US high schools, show good moral character, arrived to the US before the age of 16, and complete at least 2 years of college or serve in the armed forces. continue reading »

Colin Powell Pushes For Support of DREAM Act

Sunday, Retired Gen. Colin Powell encouraged the passage of the DREAM Act which would allow young undocumented immigrants to become citizens if they join the military or attend college continue reading »

Undocumented Students Rally in support the DREAM Act (VIDEO)

After being introduced 9 years ago, the DREAM Act is being resurrected this week. The Dream Act would give conditional, legal status to the children of illegal immigrations after they complete two years of college or military service. continue reading »

The DREAM can wait no longer

Over the past few months, the topic of immigration has continued to fuel debate among legislators, the media and the American public. With federal immigration reform currently stalled in Congress and controversial state laws like the one passed in Arizona continuing to threaten the livelihood of hardworking immigrant families, our nation faces a difficult crossroads. continue reading »

Obama Recommitted to Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Thursday, at President Obama reiterated his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, which combines a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. and tougher border protection. continue reading »

Breaking News: Next Weeks Defense Bill to Include DREAM Act

Senate Democrats are looking to take on two controversial issues with one piece of legislation next week. The defense authorization bill scheduled for next week includes the "Don’t ask Don’t tell" repeal amendment and may also include a provision to give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he is planning to add the DREAM Act as an amendment to the defense bill. continue reading »

The DREAM ACT is Our Future

Protests and rallies outside Capitol Hill, a regular week in Washington D.C. These past couple of days though, have been particularly important in my short adult life. From the 19th to the 20th, hundreds of undocumented students and allies fled to our nation’s capital to push the Obama administration to pass the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill by this year. continue reading »

Hispanic Students Make Impassioned Plea to Sen. Hopeful Kirk to Support DREAM Act

20 courageous undocumented youth, including 10 from Chicago, are risking arrest and deportation to stage sit-ins at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. in order to urge congressional leadership to win a path to citizenship through the DREAM Act, and to push for immigration reform. continue reading »

Students Draw Attention to Unfair Tuition Rates for the Undocumented

State laws differ on how illegal immigrants are treated for tuition rates at state universities. California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin all allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates. Other states like Massachusetts require illegal immigrants to pay out of state tuition rates, which increase costs by thousands of dollars and make it impossible continue reading »

The DREAM to Higher Education

For the 70,000 undocumented students that graduate High Schools each year the future is uncertain. continue reading »