Posts tagged "Sen. Dick Durbin"

11 Winners and Losers of 11

11 Winners and Losers of 11
For this Chicanisima blog I cover themes of Latino politics, culture and immigration. So I’ve come up with a list of 11 winners and losers for 2011 related to my blog topics. Let me know what you think and who you would add to the list. Winners 1. Daniel Hernandez – This Latino student was... Read more »

IL Sen. Dick Durbin not giving up on the DREAM Act

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin reintroduced the DREAM Act in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, just a day after President Barack Obama delivered a speech on immigration in El Paso. He held a press conference to announce this and you can see the video below. “We’re not giving up,” Durbin said about the DREAM Act. It would... Read more »

DREAM Act youth step up civil disobedience and speak out at Netroots Nation

Photo from There is a new civil rights movement underway in the United States and it is being led by undocumented immigrant youth, who this week staged a major sit-in in Washington, D.C. that resulted in 21 of them being arrested. They are risking everything, even possible deportation, to call attention to the need... Read more »

Don't let their dreams die

This week I heard a story of a young man, Albert Becerril of Warrenville, Ill. He came to the United States when he was 2 years old. He got in trouble for smoking pot and wound up being deported back to Mexico, a country he didn’t know. He didn’t even speak Spanish. I was moved... Read more »