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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 »

Judge Orders Woman Adopted from Mexico at 5 Months Old to be Deported

This week a federal immigration judge has ordered a 38 year old woman who was adopted from a Mexican orphanage by US citizens at 5 months old to be deported back to Mexico. continue reading »

Breaking Down This Weeks HR Dream Act Vote

This week the House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act by a vote of 216 to 198. Here is how the vote broke down: continue reading »

U.S. Should Learn a Lesson from Texas, and pass the DREAM Act

The quality of Texas' future will be determined by our state's ability to educate the next generation of students. Fortunately, Texas has enacted important legislation that recognizes the contributions of all students. It's now time for Congress to follow suit. continue reading »

Gallup has released a new poll -Americans would vote for the DREAM Act by Slight Majority

Gallup posed the question to Americans in early December- Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Please tell me whether you would vote for or against a law that would do each of the following. Would you vote for or against a law that would -- continue reading »

A DREAMer Profile:  The Face of the DREAM Act

With all the controversy surrounding the DREAM Act, it’s sometimes easy to forget that people’s lives and futures are at stake. For young people with a past like David Moreno's, the DREAM Act means a future full of possibility. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: DREAM Act Senate Vote Tabled Until Next Week

It has just been announced that the DREAM Act vote has been delayed. The bill has now been pushed to next week at the earliest. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called a last minute vote to hold of continue reading »

DREAM Act Vote Pending in Senate: Senate Bill S. 3992 vs HR.6497- What is the Difference?

-The Senate is scheduled to take up the DREAM Act next week. Though both chambers are voting on slightly different bills under different procedures. The House voted last night and passed H.R. 6497, while the Senate moves to a vote on whether to proceed to its own version of the DREAM Act, S. 3992. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hearing Constitutionality of Arizona’s 2007 Immigration Law

In a surprise alliance, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has now joined civil rights groups in contesting the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration laws. Joining the National Immigration Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, continue reading »

DREAM VOTE UPDATE:  DREAM Act’s Hope May Lie With AgJobs Bill

As hope for the DREAM Act’s passage dwindles, House leaders are now considering adding it to an agriculture jobs bill in a last-ditch effort to gather additional votes. Adding it to the AgJobs bill, which has had support from “moderate Republicans and Democrats from agriculture districts,” continue reading »

24 Hours Before DREAM Act Vote - How are the Votes Stacking Up?

Who is standing, switching, and teetering on the DREAM Act fence. Over the last decade, the DREAM Act has been in the hands of many politicians, but these days it’s tough to determine who stands where. continue reading »

Pending Deportation of Canadian Adult Highlights Immigration Law Flaws

“I was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, My dad worked for a division of Capitol Records. He received a transfer to Los Angeles, got permanent resident visas for the whole family and when I was two years eleven months old, we moved to the States. “ said Mike Burrows. continue reading »

Tuesday December 7th DREAM Act- Day of Action, Help Spur Congress to Vote Yes

Immigrant Youth and Faith Communities Mobilize for DREAM Act across the Country for a Day of Action. Events in 26 States Highlight Moral and Economic Imperative for Congress to Pass the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Republicans Afraid to Lose Latino Vote Trying to Please GOP Voters

Republican politicians in California are rethinking their positions on the Support Federal Immigration Law (FIL) Act , the state’s Arizona-style immigration proposal, as they fear separating themselves further from the fastest growing voter group in California—Latinos. continue reading »

White House Working the Phones to Get Votes for DREAM Act

White House administration members are on their third day of calling legislators to garner support for the DREAM Act, which will most likely be voted on this week. continue reading »

On Eve of DREAM Act Vote – Everyone Being Asked to Do Their Part

DREAM Act supporters are aggressively campaigning on all fronts these last days before the DREAM Act vote goes to Congress. The bill will create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant students if they meet certain conditions. continue reading »

Gutierrez on DREAM Act Vote This Week: “We Ran Out of Time”

U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez announced that the House will take up the DREAM Act next week. The bill, which is an attempt to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant students brough continue reading »

Utah Bill Looking to Create Work Permits for Undocumented

With help from The (conservative) Sutherland Institute, Utah Senator Luz Robles has begin work on a new bill that would offer the state’s undocumented immigration population the chance to legally work. continue reading »

Setting the Record Straight on Cost of DREAM Act

In a new report, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) paints a misleading financial portrait of the DREAM Act. The report, entitled Estimating the Impact of the DREAM Act, claims that the bill would be a burden on continue reading »

4th and Current Version of DREAM Act Narrows Eligibility

The fourth version of the DREAM Act (S. 3992) was submitted on Monday, and has many wondering how this latest version (created in an attempt to persuade Republican legislators to vote in its favor) differs from its predecessors. continue reading »