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DREAM Act = Amnesty? Republicans Seem to Think So (VIDEO)

Senator Jeff Sessions of Mobile, Alabama, sounding eerily similar to Yosemite Sam, said he would not allow passage of the DREAM Act if he could help it. Senator Sessions forcefully reiterated that "[The Dream Act] continue reading »

Republicans Threaten to Block DREAM Act if Taxes Not Addressed First

A letter signed by every Republican senator sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Ried (D-Nev.) states that the GOP will block the DREAM Act in Congress’ lame-duck session until a deal on tax cuts is worked out. continue reading »

DREAMers Demonstrate at Military Recruiting Office in D.C.

Tuesday, outside a military recruiting center in Washington D.C., a group of undocumented immigrants arrived and asked to serve in the U.S. military. This display was to implore legislators to support the DREAM Act by showing that many continue reading »

Six Simple Ways to Make DREAM Act a Reality

The Latino Policy Forum, located in Chicago, Illinois, has put together an easy TO DO list for those wanting to help the passage of the DREAM Act during the lame duck session of Congress: continue reading »

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 »

Colorado’s AZ-style Immigration Law Could be Ready for Consideration by January

Despite likely Democratic interference in the State Senate, Republican members of Colorado’s state and local government have been working on a bill almost identical to Arizona’s controversial SB 1070. continue reading »

NALEO Urges Elected Latino Officials and Community Leaders to Advocate for DREAM Act

Latino elected officials and civic leaders have a critical opportunity to help secure the support of their Senators and Member of Congress for the DREAM Act, says the National Association of Latino Elected and A 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 »

One in Eight Mexican Professionals Seek Employment Outside of Country

The Mexican Public Education Secretariat announced that one out of every eight professional leaves the country migrating mostly to the U.S. in search of better professional opportunities. continue reading »

Latino Leaders Considering Idea of Tequila Party

Latino leaders nationwide and in Nevada are quietly considering stepping back from the Democratic Party and forming an independent grass-roots political party. Similar to the Tea-Party (in model only) the idea is being considered out of frustration over the Party’s inaction on immigration reform. Latino leaders have called their proposal “ Tequila Party.” continue reading »

Numbers of Legal Immigrants Remain Constant at 12.5 M - Most from Mexico and Living in CA and NY

The Department of Homeland Security just released its statistics on the number of legal permanent residents (LPR) in the U.S. showing that 12.5 million legal permanent residents are here. continue reading »

Caddo and St. Tammany Parishes Now Using ICE Biometrics for Immigrants

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information sharing capability in Caddo and St. Tammany parishes that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens 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 »

Rep. Steve King, Ranking Member Immigration SubComittee Working to Stop Birthright Citizenship ASAP

Representative Steve King (R-IA), who will likely head the immigration subcommittee when the new Congress convenes in January said in a CBS interview on Monday, that he is “looking at dropping a bill early in the 112th Congress.” 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 »

ICE Arrest 18 Immigration Fugitives in Maryland

Last week in a three-day enforcement operation throughout Maryland, 18 immigration fugitives and immigration violators, almost all convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), were arrested by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). 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 »

Record Number of Applicants for Green-Card Lottery This Year

This year, a record number of people from around the world entered America’s green-card lottery in an attempt to quicken the path to permanent residency in the U.S.. Only 50,000 entrants win the green-card lottery each year, continue reading »