Documenting the undocumented and their struggles for justice and equality
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.
The Zaytuna Institute and Academy located on the campus of UC-Berkeley is looking to expand to become the nation’s first fully-accredited Islamic college.Campus Informer: Nation’s First Islamic College?; New Rules for the For-Profit Sector of Higher Education
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
“Si se puede. Yes we can.” Before this slogan of hope and self-efficacy united a nation in the 2008 presidential election, it was the slogan of the United Farm Workers, coined by its cofounder Dolores Huerta.
Posted Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Five Minutes With by Mary Elizabeth Lohr
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
With just over a week to go before Arizona’s anti-undocumented immigrant law goes into effect, immigration is taking center stage in The Grand Canyon State. The USA Today has a story about the law’s opponents and ongoing lawsuits to halt the July 29 enactment date.
Posted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by Kristi Eaton
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
Campus Progress embarked on Mission Iller with one, and only one, objective: to inject young people into the conversation around the midterm elections.
Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Sara Haile-Mariam
For years drug legalization advocates have been talking about America’s “useless” war on drugs. But however useless, expensive and long it’s been, nothing in the United States has been able to compare to the war going on in a country that brings American drug consumers their goods.
Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Julissa Treviño
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
So university presidents are not above DJ-ing at parties on campus to attract students.
“Holding the 2011 All-Star Game in a state where players and their families, as well as fans, are not welcome is an insult to the millions of fans and consumers who embrace baseball as our national pastime.”
Senate Bill 1070, Arizona’s notorious anti-immigrant law, is set to go into effect on July 29. With days left to go, Organizers are in a race against the clock to minimize the bill’s impact on immigrant communities. Weekly Diaspora unpacks this week’s immigration news.
Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010 by Erin Rosa
Reporters at Cal State Long Beach make peace over the privacy of online comments while a religion professor at University of Illinois learns that sending e-mails comparing homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality isn’t kosher.
A new report shows only 38 percent of the 2.1 million adolescents and young adults who could benefit from the DREAM Act would likely satisfy all the conditions necessary to gain permanent legal status
Posted Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Is SB 1070 unconstitutional?
To defend SB 1070, Arizona will likely need every penny.
Posted Friday, July 9, 2010 by Julissa Treviño