Hot Topic: “Dream Act, Immigration Reform”
Despite lawmakers from some states backing off from introducing legislation similar to Arizona’s SB 1070, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is proposing a bill that will go further than Arizona’s in punishing undocumented immigrants
Posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Kristi Eaton
Can the Washington Post stay neutral when its for-profit Kaplan University subsidiary is at put at risk by new federal government regulations?
Anti-immigrant forces have adeptly shaped the ongoing immigration debate into an issue of crime and punishment. Now, the pending passage of a $600 million border security bill could breathe new life into the narrative of the criminal immigrant – despite the increasing safety of our border communities.
Former GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee announces his support for the DREAM Act, saying undocumented students attending college and attaining citizenship is good for America.
Ralph Isenberg, the Dallas-area immigration activist who has proposed an amendment to the DREAM Act, is hoping to share the stories of students who could benefit from the proposed law to President Obama at a fundraiser tonight in Dallas.
Posted Monday, August 9, 2010 by Kristi Eaton
On Wednesday, August 4, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) gave an empowering and inspirational speech on the Senate floor on the importance of passing the DREAM Act.
Posted Friday, August 6, 2010 by Elizabeth Munguia
In the wake of the law’s enactment, other states are coming out in support of Arizona, some developing policy modeled after SB 1070.
Posted Thursday, August 5, 2010 by Catherine Traywick
The Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF), the advocacy arm of Campus Progress’s parent organization, sent a letter to Sen. Harry Reid today urging him to pass the DREAM Act as “an important legislative stepping stone” toward comprehensive immigration reform (CIR).
Posted Wednesday, August 4, 2010 by Pedro de la Torre III
Saad Nabeel was a college student at University of Texas – Arlington who was deported months before his family received green cards. Now he’s barred from returning to the United States and finishing his education.
The Phoenix Suns basketball team have taken a stand against Arizona’s anti-immigrant bill SB 1070 by wearing “Los Suns” jerseys and vocalizing their opposition.
ABC just released a video interview with Diane Sawyer and Erika, an undocumented recent graduate of Arizona State University, and a student leader in the movement for the DREAM Act.
Rutgers Turns Down Marijuana; Widespread Plagiarism Ends M.B.A Program; DREAM Activists vs. Hispanic
It hasn’t been a good week for the for-profit sector of higher education. There’s also some growing tension between young DREAM Activists and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus over the DREAM Act.
Citizen Orange, a blog that focuses on the DREAM Act and other immigration issues, recently launched a new effort called “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama.”
Posted Thursday, July 22, 2010
On Tuesday, 21 DREAM Act activists were arrested in the Hart and Russell Senate Office Buildings after they staged sit-ins at the offices of five key senators. Half of the protesters began their sit-in at the offices of Senators Menendez (D-Fla.), Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Feinstein (D-Calif.) before moving to the atrium in the Hart building, where they were quickly arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Posted Thursday, July 22, 2010 by Adam Peck
With only a week remaining before Arizona’s contentious Senate Bill 1070 becomes law, Arizona human and immigrant rights groups have found unlikely allies among the religious community.
Posted Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Reprints
Young activists that want to push immigration reform to the forefront of the national debate have been gathering in Washington, D.C., this week for a week of action called The DREAM is Coming. A spokesperson with the organization, Juan Escalante, and Capitol Police confirm that 12 DREAM Activists were arrested in the Hart Senate Office Building Atrium and charged with disorderly conduct after they conducted a sit in. All 12 are thought to be undocumented immigrants.
Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Adam Peck
A plan by the University of California-Berkeley to ask its incoming freshman to submit DNA samples for the purposes of measuring their ability to tolerate alcohol and absorb folic acid has prompted the introduction of legislation that would forbid California State schools from making similar requests.
Remember that Informer item from last week about the recently fired U. Illinois professor who emailed a diatribe against homosexuality to his Catholicism class students? Turns out, the scandal runs even deeper than previously thought.
Hundreds of immigrant students and their allies from around the country will be starting classes at “DREAM University” today in Washington, DC.
Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by Pedro de la Torre III