Posts tagged "DREAM act"

Chicago Aldermen sign resolution to push for undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses

Alicia drives to the suburbs for her job. The Logan Square resident can’t afford to miss work because she has a son to support. But unlike many Illinois’ drivers the 36-year-old mother is scared driving. “I’m terrified of driving to work. I’m afraid of going to work and never coming back,” said Alicia, who is... Read more »

Video: Immigrants flock to Navy Pier in pursuit of a dream

Thousands of undocumented young people gathered at Chicago’s Navy Pier and beyond for what many called a historic day. They were all waiting to inch a bit closer to the American Dream. Wednesday was the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a temporary protected status for undocumented young people who would otherwise... Read more »

Barber Shop Show Review: Chasing down the Dream

Young, educated, talented, ready to work. That’s how you could describe Alaa Mukahhal, our guest on last Friday’s Friday’s Barber Shop Show. Here’s one more: undocumented. Mukahhal has been part of the fight to pass the Dream Act, legislation that would allow young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to stay... Read more »

Barber Shop Show Preview: Obama, the Dream Act, deportations, and the chance for permanent reform

Barber Shop Show Preview: Obama, the Dream Act, deportations, and the chance for permanent reform
“This announcement brought hope, but it only works if it’s implemented. We will continue to push forward.” That’s what Alaa Mukahhal, a 26 year-old Chicago-based Dream Act activist facing deportation, told Maria Zamudio this week about President Obama’s announcement that he will stop deporting undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria. The plan allows these young... Read more »

Undocumented Life: Obama's Dream Act-lite announcement bittersweet

Young people brought to this country illegally as children won a battle last week after more than 10 years of fighting. But some of these so-called Dream Act students say they are cautious about celebrating too soon. President Barack Obama announced Friday his administration will stop deporting undocumented immigrants who, among other qualifications, are under... Read more »

Will the lame ducks pass the DREAM Act?

With state and local governments rummaging between the couch cushions for loose change, they might want to consider a measure that would also please immigrant activists: the DREAM Act. Because the bill would give young people who were brought here illegally as children access to higher education, it would also give government access to their... Read more »