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"In a nondescript room on the University of Texas campus, about 20 students chattered and laughed before Daniel Olvera called the meeting to order. One by one, they introduced themselves: the mechanical engineering major who's building a computer program that analyzes MRI images of the...

Panel of DREAMers to Discuss 'Living in the Shadows'

"What’s it like to grow up in America but not be an American? Five young, undocumented immigrants will address that question and others as part of a unique panel discussion called “ Undocumented: Living in the Shadows ,” a nationally relevant exchange about the experiences...

Economic Benefits of Granting Deferred Action to DREAMers

Some worry that giving work permits to thousands of DREAMers will make a depressed job market even worse. Wrong. Here's why : The President’s deferred action initiative: gives beneficiaries the opportunity to increase their standard of living—and their tax contributions; will...

Dreaming in Arizona: Can Prosecutorial Discretion Co-Exist With 'Show Me Your Papers?'

"It is indeed unfortunate that despite noting the role of the federal government in formulating immigration policy, the Court did not, at least for the moment, invalidate 2(B), which essentially legalizes racial profiling. ... It does not require a crystal ball to imagine that 2(B), if enforced...

Arizona Dreamin’: Patchwork Laws, Twilight Status, and Federal Enforcement Priorities

"It appears that President Obama’s decision to grant relief to the Dreamers was passed in anticipation of the Court’s decision in Arizona. The various opinions and the context in which the case was decided thus raise important issues regarding what is federal immigration “law”...

Who and Where the DREAMers Are

"A new analysis casts some much-needed light on the question of exactly who might be eligible for the Obama Administration’s “deferred action” initiative for unauthorized youth who were brought to this country as children." - IPC, July 31, 2012 .

New Online Tool Will Provide Legal Help to Thousands of DREAMers Nationwide

"Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will launch DREAMerJustice.org, a self-assessment tool to enable eligible youth to apply for the Obama administration’s initiative offering temporary relief from deportation. DREAMerJustice.org will be available on...

DREAMers Go Public In Fight For Immigration Overhaul

"Dulce Guerrero had lived with a stressful secret for years and was finally ready to share it with the world. She opened up in front of dozens of friends, strangers and camera-wielding journalists who had gathered for an immigrant rights demonstration two years ago in downtown Atlanta. The Cobb...

Boehner: Citizenship for DREAMers OK

"Legislation offering citizenship to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children is "about basic fairness," House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday, pointing to an emerging consensus among House Republicans as they struggle for a way forward on immigration." - Erica Werner...

30 'Dreamers' to Attempt U.S. Re-Entry

"Lorena Vargas grew up in Tucson. Her mother is a naturalized U.S. citizen. But the 19-year-old undocumented immigrant has been stuck in Mexico since she traveled out of the U.S. in February 2012 to apply for a legal visa at the U.S. consulate in Juarez and was denied. Since then, she has been unable...

Eight Border Activists Released by CBP

"Eight of the more than 30 immigrant activists who tried Monday to enter the U.S. at an international bridge in Laredo have been released pending their immigration cases. Federal authorities released four teenagers and three adults — parents of young activists who at the last minute chose...

Judge Orders Brewer to Release Documents in AZ DREAMer License Lawsuit (link added)

"Rejecting claims of privilege, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered Gov. Jan Brewer to turn over internal documents and memos leading up to her decision to deny driver's licenses to “dreamers.” Judge David Campbell ruled that the documents are “highly relevant” to the...

Path to Citizenship: Deal-Breaker for Reform?

"As rumblings begin again about Congress taking up overhauling U.S. immigration laws, tension has developed between key advocates in the reform community over what exactly should be pursued in terms of citizenship. In a letter obtained by BuzzFeed , a group of more than 80 so-called DREAMers, undocumented...

Washington State Joins Tuition Equity Movement

"Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Wednesday that expands state college financial aid to students who don't have legal status in the United States. The law is a key victory for immigrant advocates, and Washington joins California, Texas and New Mexico in approving similar legislation. The Senate...

Yes He Can, on Immigration

"Those who would qualify for legalization under a Senate bill passed last summer — people who do not pose criminal threats, who have strong ties to this country and, in many cases, have children who are American citizens — should not be in danger of deportation. The one recent bright...

Va. DACA Students May Establish Residence for In-State Tuition

" In a letter sent this morning to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), the presidents of Virginia's colleges and universities, and the chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, Attorney General Mark R. Herring advised that, under current Virginia law, Virginia...

$25K Scholarships for DREAMers Now Available

"Applications for scholarships up to $25,000 are being accepted from undocumented youth who will be first-time college students or who will transfer to a four-year university to finish a bachelor’s degree, TheDream.US, a national organization with $32 million to help young people, announced...

Why Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Excluded Parents of ‘DREAMers’

"As senior Obama administration officials worked behind the scenes for months this year to develop the legal rationale for deferring the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, there was one group they wanted to include that presented particular problems: the parents of “dreamers...

Judge: Arizona's 'DREAMers' Can Keep Driver Licenses

"A federal judge has decided to make permanent an injunction overturning Arizona’s ban on issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children and spared from deportation by President Obama in 2012. Judge David G. Campbell of Federal...

Arizona Judge: Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition

"Saying that federal law determines who is here legally, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that "dreamers'' are entitled to the same tuition rates as other Arizona residents. Judge Arthur Anderson rejected arguments by the Attorney General's Office that students...

A Lost Generation: DREAMers Deported to Mexico

"At least 500,000 young people, whose Mexican parents illegally crossed into the United States, have been forced back across the border, often knowing nothing of their new home. Nina Lakhani meets some of those they call the ‘dreamers’. - Guardian, May 17, 2015 . ‘I felt...