UCLA campus
UCLA Shuts Down 'National Dream University'
By Samantha Leal | 09/19/2012 - 09:53

The University of California is shutting down the plan for National Dream University, a college program for undocumented immigrants and labor rights activists that would offer online courses as a collaboration between the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Labor Research and Education and the National Labor College.


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Male, Female Latino
1 in 3 Americans Think Most Hispanics Are Undocumented
By Samantha Leal | 09/17/2012 - 15:00

A new poll released by the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Latino Decisions found that more than 30 percent of non-Hispanics believe that the majority (more than half) of Hispanics are undocmented. The truth? Around 18 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. are undocumented, while only 37 percent of U.S. Hispanics are actually immigrants, according to findings by NBC Latino


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College Students at the Library
Court Rulings Help Undocumented Immigrants' College-Bound Kids
By Samantha Leal | 09/07/2012 - 09:40

While many states debate the availability of public benefits for undocumented immigrants who qualify for Obama's executive order, some states have already been denying certain state benefits, including in-state tuition and scholarships, to American citizens who are the children of undocumented immigrants, reports the New York Times


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Undocumented Immigrants Protest Outside the Democratic National Convention
Undocumented Immigrants Arrested at DNC Released
By Samantha Leal | 09/06/2012 - 09:56

The ten undocumented immigrants arrested outside of the Democratic National Convention were released from custody hours later by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reports USA Today.


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Rosario Dawson during a protest outside the Democratic National Convention
Rosario Dawson Shows Support For Arrested Undocumented Activists
By Samantha Leal | 09/05/2012 - 09:41

Ten riders on the "UndocuBus", a month-long immigrant rights campaign that shuttled undocumented immigrants to areas of protest, were arrested by police near the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to Univision. The stop was the final stop for the UndocuBus, as it made its way from Arizona through eleven states.


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University of Tennessee Hill
Republican Party: No In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/28/2012 - 09:37

The "public benefits" war continues with the adoption of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: the national Republican party committee has endorsed the denial of federal funds to colleges and universities that allow undocumented immigrants to enroll at in-state tuition rates.


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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant
Mississippi Joins Other States in Denying Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/24/2012 - 16:00

Mississippi is joining other states that will deny benefits to undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program enacted by President Obama, according to Fox News Latino.


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School children entering school
Court Ruling: Alabama Public Schools Not Allowed to Check Immigration Status of Students
By Samantha Leal | 08/21/2012 - 09:32

A section of Alabama's immigration law that ordered public schools to check citizenship status of all new students was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court on Monday, according to Fox News Latino. But while the court ruled that schools checking citizenship status was unconstitutional, the controversial "show me your papers" provision was upheld.


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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
Nebraska Joins Arizona - Will Not Issue Drivers Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/20/2012 - 10:07

It seems Arizona isn't the only state where President Obama's new deferred action ruling is being contested: Nebrasksa is the newest state to deny public benefits -- including drivers licenses -- to undocumented immigrants who will be legally allowed to stay under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to the Associated Press.


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President Barack Obama
New Immigration Scams Target Undocumented Youths
By Samantha Leal | 08/06/2012 - 14:00

Undocumented youths are being targeted by scams, claiming to put them on a priority list for application approval of deportation reprieve, reports the Huffington Post. The reprieve, announced by President Obama in June, will be awarded through application. Application materials will not be released until August 15.


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