Posts tagged "Dream Act"

UIC professors support DREAM 9

UIC professors support DREAM 9
Update: The Dream 9 were released from immigration detention on Wednesday, according to the L.A. Times. They are on parole and will await a decision on their asylum appeals. On Monday, more than 60 faculty members at the University of Illinois at Chicago released a letter in support of nine undocumented immigrants who are currently... Read more »

Republicans fail with Achieve Act

Republicans fail with Achieve Act
Latino voters made a difference in the presidential election and their political voice will only continue to grow. And Republicans are getting the message. This week Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) introduced the Achieve Act that pretends to help undocumented youth. It’s a weaker version of the DREAM Act. It... Read more »

Vote for someone who can't vote

Vote for someone who can't vote
Recently I spoke to a Latino man who runs a well-known nonprofit organization in Chicago. He told me that he didn’t plan to vote. Let me tell you why. He couldn’t stomach the idea of voting for a Republican Mitt Romney who advocated for “self-deportation” as an immigration policy. And there are many Latinos who... Read more »
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President Obama's DNC speech fails on immigration

President Obama's DNC speech fails on immigration
President Barack Obama gave perhaps the most important speech of his life Thursday night as his re-election is at stake. His supporters praised him for what he has accomplished, including health care reform, ending the war in Iraq, equal pay legislation, bailing out of the auto industry and getting Osama bin Laden. But President Obama... Read more »

UndocuBus: Immigrants ride for freedom

UndocuBus: Immigrants ride for freedom
This week tens of thousands of young undocumented immigrants came out to Chicago’s Navy Pier and across the United States to seek information about work permits in a new plan created by the Obama Administration. Meanwhile a small group of undocumented youth are traveling across the country on the “No Papers No Fear Ride for... Read more »

Defacto DREAM Act, a political ploy?

Defacto DREAM Act, a political ploy?
The Obama Administration announced today that it plans to halt the deportation of undocumented youth who were brought here before the age of 16. It also will grant them work permits. This is essentially the DREAM Act, which Congress has not been able to pass for the last 10 years. It comes just in time... Read more »
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Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks out against Alabama's immigration law

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks out against Alabama's immigration law
As voters go to the polls today in Alabama, a new civil rights movement is brewing the southern state that passed one of the strictest immigration laws in the nation last year. The Rev. Jesse Jackson has openly criticized the immigration law as “disgraceful and unnecessary,” according to CBS8 News in Montgomery. Rev. Jackson was... Read more »

President Obama said he would sign the DREAM Act right away

President Obama said he would sign the DREAM Act right away
President Obama gave his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. He touched on many themes and again reiterated his support for comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act. He didn’t break any new ground but he pleaded with the U.S. Congress to pass the DREAM Act. He said he would sign it now. Unlike... Read more »

12 things to watch in 2012

12 things to watch in 2012
2012 The Year Ahead 1. The Latino voter – How will Latino voters influence the 2012 presidential election? Latinos are key voters in many states. Obama got 67 percent of the Latino vote in 2008 but those numbers could slip as many Latinos are upset over his immigration policies that have resulted in more than... Read more »
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Does Newt Gingrich have a heart?

Does Newt Gingrich have a heart?
Newt Gingrich showed in the Republican debate Tuesday night that he has a heart. He supports allowing “millions” of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States. But his compassionate conservatism may spike his recent surge in the polls. He recognized this may not be a popular point of view. “I don’t see how the... Read more »