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Tag Results for "Dream Act"

Republican Immigration Platform is Blasted by Activists

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta and other activists on Thursday criticized the "extremist positions" of the Romney-Ryan Republican presidential ticket against immigration reform and the DREAM Act, which would grant permanent residence to qualified undocumented youth. continue reading »

DREAMrelief.org- We are Extremely Sorry- Where to Get Help With Applications

Those of you who attended Navy Pier were part of history. While 300 people showed up in Boston and 1500 in Los Angeles, there were more than 14,000 people who joined us at Navy Pier in Chicago. As promised, we were able to provide one-on-one legal help to 1500 people continue reading »

POLL:  Majority Americans Opposed to Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Who Get Work Permits

Most voters still agree with President Obama’s new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to get legal work permits, but they strongly oppose also making these young people eligible for driver’s licenses or taxpayer-funded benefits. continue reading »

North Carolina Credit Union Offers “Dreamer Loan” to Alleviate $465 Deferred Action Fee

The Latino Community Credit Union of North Carolina has created a "Dreamer Loan" to keep students who qualify for Deferred Action from being left out because they don't have the money to pay the $465 application fee. continue reading »

Arizona Mayors: Undocumented Students Should Get In-State Tuition Rates

The mayors of Tucson and Phoenix said Friday that they want young undocumented students who apply for Deferred Action to pay in-state tuition at Arizona community colleges. continue reading »

ACLU Criticizes Arizona for Denying Driver’s Licenses to Deferred Action Recipients

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to deny driver's licenses to young undocumented immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action has drawn criticism from the ACLU, which says the move shows a failure to grasp the subtleties of immigration law. continue reading »

California Community Center Helps Undocumented Navigate Immigration Process

A community center in Southern California opened in response to the increase in street violence during the 1990s is now helping young undocumented immigrants who want to regularize their status through the federal government's new Deferred Action program. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Announces Additional $250,000 Donation to DREAM Fund

Bringing Total to $275,000 to Assist Students in Illinois without Legal Status Obtain a Higher Education - Mayor Emanuel announced today that $250,000 in private donations has been raised for th continue reading »

USCIS Guidelines For Dreamers Eligible To Request Relief From Deportation

On Friday, the Obama Administration released guidelines for the President’s decision to provide qualifying DREAMers with a two year work permit and temporary relief from deportation. This relief is without a doubt the most significant victory our movement has seen in decades. Now, with less than two weeks to go until August 15th – the day DREAMers can begin the application process continue reading »

Campaign Launched To Assist Students Applying for Deferred Action

A coalition of civic groups launched Tuesday in Washington a national campaign to help thousands of undocumented students avoid deportation by means of a process known as "deferred action." continue reading »

Undocumented Youth to Celebrate DREAM Relief Day, Website Assisting With Work Permits

Congressman Luis Gutierrez joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to announce DREAM Relief Day on August 15 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm and to unveil the website DreamRelief.org, where undocumented youth will be able to apply for their work permits starting August 15. continue reading »

Attn DREAMers: Web Site to Assist Undocumented Youth in Application Process- Applications Begin 8/15

Congressman Luis Gutierrez joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to announce DREAM Relief Day on August 15 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm and to unveil the website DreamRelief.org, where undocumented youth will be able to apply for their work permits starting August 15. continue reading »

Lieutenant Governor Makes Plea for Maryland DREAM Act

At the end of its 2011 legislative session, Maryland lawmakers passed a bill that would allow certain undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at Maryland community colleges, joining 12 other states with similar laws. continue reading »

Study Finds Immigrants Make Up About 23% of Undergraduates in U.S. Schools

According to a new study form the National Center of Education Statistics, roughly 23 percent of the approximately 22.3 million undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary schools during the 2007-08 school year were immigrants or were second-generation Americans with at least one immigrant parent. continue reading »

Rep. Guitierrez Finds Obama’s Dream Relief Right and Legal ; Lamar Smith Misleads From the Start

US News and World Report offers two members of Congress with opposing views on President Obama’s bold move to provide relief to DREAMers. On one side is Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who supports the President’s action: continue reading »

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown: “Maryland Needs the Dream Act”

When President Obama announced his relief plan for DREAM Act-eligible youth last month, the move was applauded as a highly necessary development in the fight to give relief to undocumented youth in the only country they call home. One important thing Obama’s DREAM relief could not include, however, was any mechanism to help DREAMers pay their way through college. continue reading »

How Should Obama Administration Proceed with Deferred Action Program?

In a June 15th memo announcing deferred action for immigrant youth, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano gave USCIS 60 days to come up with a process that will allow these young people to affirmatively apply for the chance to work, study, and live in the U.S. without fear of deportation. continue reading »

Menendez: Republicans in Disarray on Immigration Policy

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) reacted to Mitt Romney’s appearance at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) conference, saying his comments “highlight the paralysis and disarray within the Republican party on the question of immigration reform.” continue reading »

Catholic Nuns Set up “Dial a DREAM” Urging Lawmakers to Pass DREAM Act

More than 300 Catholic nuns of the Sisters of Mercy, who met Friday in North Carolina for their annual assembly, made time to place phone calls to federal lawmakers and urge them to pass the DREAM Act. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Who Voted for the DREAM Act

Progress 2050 released an infographic showing who voted for the DREAM Act in 2010 in the House and Senate after President Barack Obama’s announcement last Friday on a new immigration policy that will allow some undocumented students to receive work authorization and avoid deportation. continue reading »