By Priscilla Rodriguez | 02/11/2014 - 09:04
The good news just keeps rolling in for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children!
First, lawmakers announced that more states would be granting in-state tuition to those who came to the U.S. as minors. Then, a new program was set in place to grant millions in scholarships to DREAMers.
By Latina Staff | 02/05/2014 - 10:12
A new program announced on Tuesday will grant millions of dollars in scholarship money to DREAMers, reports The Huffington Post.
The scholarship program, called TheDream.US, will give these undocumented college-bound students the opportunity to attend school, which they would not have been able to afford without the grant.
By Cristina Arreola | 02/04/2014 - 14:30
For many young undocumented immigrants, college is a pipe dream -- not because they lack the grades or the ambitions, but because they can’t afford the cost of paying out-of-state tuition.
However, lawmakers are now taking steps to make it easier for students who lack immigration status to attend in-state universities. In the last year, New Jersey and three other states passed statutes that will allow students who came to the U.S. as minors to pay in-state tuition.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/25/2013 - 10:09
Mark Zuckerberg is a huge advocate for immigration reform, and during an interview with ABC's This Week, the Facebook founder criticized the United States' current immigration system.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/22/2013 - 13:59
Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg has launched an initiative to help the group of undocumented youth known as DREAMers.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/15/2013 - 16:35
When the Obama administration announced its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year, thousands of DREAMers flocked to file applications.
DACA allows undocumented youngsters to remain in the U.S., free from worries of being deported (for now), and makes them eligible for work.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/13/2013 - 11:05
Last month, Iowa Congressman Steve King spoke out against having DREAMers in this country legalized.
"For every valedictorian DREAMer who has been brought to this country by his or her family, there’s another 100 out there who, they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert," said King during an interview in July.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/08/2013 - 10:06
The nine immigration activists, best known as Dream 9, are making great progress following their arrest two weeks ago.
Yesterday it was announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would be allowing the young group of activists a chance to pursue asylum. On Wednesday, the Dream 9 team were also released from the Arizona's Eloy Detention Center.
By Celia Fernandez | 08/07/2013 - 16:56
A group of Mexican-born nationals known as DREAM 9 will be allowed to seek political asylum in the United States.
DREAM 9, is a group of nine who were born in Mexico but brought to the United States illegally when they were children and have cited fear of persecution if they are forced to return to Mexico.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/24/2013 - 10:06
Eight DREAMers, who left the United States to travel to Mexico, were detained on Monday upon trying to return to the states.
According to Fox News Latino, the undocumented activists left the U.S. in order to draw attention to the rise in deportations which have been carried out under the Obama administration.