By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/11/2011 - 14:08 | 7 Comments
In an event that is a Washington DC first, 160 Latino leaders will meet face-to-face with Obama administration officials for a wide-ranging two-day conference geared toward connecting Latinos directly with those who run programs that most affect the community.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/28/2011 - 16:30 | 0 Comments
In a testimony to Congress this morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke in favor of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act. The DREAM Act would create opportunities for qualified young and undocumented people to attend college. Duncan spoke before the ...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/12/2011 - 12:09 | 1 Comment
Chicago Rep. Luis Gutierrez may be happy to see the DREAM Act back before Congress but he says President Obama is still not doing enough to help undocumented students stay in the country—though he has the power to do so.
“I told my friend Dick Durbin [...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/11/2011 - 16:30 | 0 Comments
Undocumented students will get another shot at staying in the country: The DREAM Act has been reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives today, as President Obama turns up the heat on efforts at comprehensive immigration reform ahead of the 2012 election.
“This legislation will allow our nation to maintain...
By Amaris Castillo | 04/20/2011 - 15:40 | 0 Comments
This week, a Latino reporter for the Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s most prestigious awards. Ruben Vives, 31, was awarded the Pulitzer gold medal for public service for a series of stories he produced with Jeff Gottlieb. The men managed to uncover a corruption scandal through which politicians in Bell, a mostly Latino,...
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 18:00 | 0 Comments
Though the DREAM Act failed to pass a senate vote this past weekend, many young activists and immigrant supporters are refusing to give up hope. Now, recent high school graduates and college students plan to take the fight to a state by state level and are gearing up for the 2012 elections.
"All of us are definitely preparing for much more defensive work," Marielena...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/18/2010 - 14:00 | 17 Comments
Do it for the kids, their communities and the country’s long-term economic health. That’s the message Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was sending both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate regarding the DREAM Act vote that happened today. Unfortunately, they didn't listen. Although the senate voted 55-41 in favor of the DREAM act, they failed to get...
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