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

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 »

Journalist  Mario Guevara Faces Deportation To El Salvador

Journalist Mario Guevara Faces Deportation To El Salvador

How does someone go from being perceived as an asset to this country to someone who is quickly disposable? This is the question asked in light of journalist Mario Guevara’s case and following José Antonio Vargas’ coming out as undocumented last year. continue reading »

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

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?

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 »

Gallop Poll- 50% Of US Hispanics Identify as Independent Voters

Gallop Poll- 50% Of US Hispanics Identify as Independent Voters

A majority of U.S. Hispanics identify as political independents (51%) rather than as Democrats (32%) or Republicans (11%). However, once their partisan leanings are taken into account, most Hispanics affiliate with the Democratic continue reading »

“There’s a Country That Pains Me”  by Margarita Hernández Contreras

“There’s a Country That Pains Me”  by Margarita Hernández Contreras

Many kids, probably millions, do not have happy days in the country that pains me. Many have to go out into the world, small and defenseless. Some do so ordered by their mothers; others, out of their own initiative. They climb into public buses hoping passengers will deposit coins into the palm of their dirty, scrawny dark brown hands. continue reading »

Hispanic Voters Put Other Issues Before Immigration

Hispanic Voters Put Other Issues Before Immigration

U.S. Hispanics prioritize immigration, healthcare, and unemployment to equal degrees, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll asking about the importance of six national policy issues. Twenty percent of Hispanics each mention one of the top three issues as mattering most to them, while 17% name economic growth, continue reading »

Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law SB 1070 is Important but Limited Victory

Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law SB 1070 is Important but Limited Victory

The Supreme Court invalidated most provisions of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigration law, known as S.B. 1070, including Section 6 which granted state police greater authority than federal officers to make warrantless arrests of anyone they suspected of being undocumented. continue reading »

FAQ On Obama’s New DREAM Relief Policy from United We  Dream and National Immigration Law Center

FAQ On Obama’s New DREAM Relief Policy from United We Dream and National Immigration Law Center

We know you guys have plenty of questions that need to be answered regarding President Barack Obama’s new DREAM relief policy, and we’ll be doing our best to get you that information as it comes our way. That said, here is a four-pager that we received late yesterday – continue reading »

Deportation ‘Deffered’: DREAMers Celebrate Victory on Immigration

Deportation ‘Deffered’: DREAMers Celebrate Victory on Immigration

A coalition of DREAMers, community organizers, immigration advocacy groups and their various allies celebrated a hard-fought-for victory outside the White House Friday afternoon after President Barack Obama's wrapped up his remarks about the Department of Homeland Security's drastic shift in immigration policy that would suspend deportation and grant work authorization to undocumented DREAM Act-eligible youths. continue reading »