By Amaris Castillo | 06/28/2011 - 16:30
In a testimony to Congress this morning, U.S.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/12/2011 - 12:09
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.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/11/2011 - 16:30
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.
By Amaris Castillo | 04/20/2011 - 15:40
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, working-class city in California, were paying themselves six-figure salaries and manipulating records.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 17:00
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 Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center told the Associated Press.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/18/2010 - 13:00
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 the 60 votes necessary to prevent a Republican filibuster and bring the bill to the floor.
By Stacey Rivera | 12/17/2010 - 09:07
Several Latino Leaders, including politicians and celebrities, sent a letter to Senators Reid and McConnell urging them to pass the DREAM Act. The letter was meant to reinforce that the DREAM Act has supporters across party lines and was signed by Emilio Estefan, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Ozomatl, Bill Richardson, Antonio Villaraigosa, among others.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/14/2010 - 14:30
Legendary activist Dolores Huerta has been on a hunger strike in front of Sen. John McCain's office in Arizona for seven days in support of the DREAM act—hoping to gain attention and support for the bill, which was pushed indefinitely from a senate vote last week.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/09/2010 - 14:00
After Democrats shepherded the DREAM Act through a narrow win in the House yesterday (216-198), Democratic Senate Majority leader Harry Reid called for a vote to table the Senate version of the bill this morning. The intention? To take up the successful House version of the bill instead and try to get the 60 votes needed to get it through the Senate before the lame-duck session is over this month.