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Undocumented youth have been fighting for the passage of the Federal DREAM Act since 2001.
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An offensive "illegal alien" costume is being sold at Walgreens and Amazon.com as well as other stores. (*Update: 10/17/09 - It appears that Target and Toys R Us have pulled the costume from their websites sometime last night but they should still be held accountable for such overt racist acts.)
I’ve wondered what is the purpose of deporting immigrants? Is it really to keep our streets safe or is it to maintain and create jobs for the conservative majority through the hiring of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents?
Everyone can agree wanting ‘safe and secure’ neighborhoods but at the expense of who?
Today – United We Dream hosts coordinated campaign events in cities across our nation in support of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Over 100 actions have been organized by student groups, local, state and national organizations as part of the National Back to School DREAM Day of Action.
In less than 48 hours, a student will be separated from his family, friends, and what he has called home for the past 9 years to a place he knows little of. Jorge Alonso Chehade, born in Peru and brought to the U.S. at the age of 14 will be deported come September 24th if he doesn’t get the support he needs.
For weeks, immigrant rights’ advocates have been waiting to hear what President Obamahas to say about the probability of an immigration reform occurring this year. Even during his campaign for office,President Obama has downplayed talk about immigration reform despite his votingrecord support for immigration reform bills.
On July 7th, the Campus Progress National Conference, a three-day annual affair, kicked off in D.C. with its Grassroots and Journalism-In-Action Day training. My background is in community organizing, so I decided to attend the grassroots training in order to strengthen key issue advocacy skills.