I was so excited to see Benita Veliz speak at the Democratic National Convention. This is the first time that an undocumented dream-act activist has spoken at a national party convention. Ms. Veliz brings hope to all those undocumented youth who came to the U.S. young through no fault of their own and have grown
On August 15th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to release more information on Deferred Action for undocumented youth. This program will allow certain undocumented youth to obtain work authorization for two years which will be renewable after the two year period. USCIS has released some information about the program, though it is possible that
There are students who have been in the US since they were children, and often don’t know that they are undocumented until they apply for a driver’s license or student loan. The DREAM Act was intended to address the disincentive these children face to remain in school and continue into higher education. A general sense
Great video from the White House on Immigration.
Stays of deportations are a good start but much better would be passing the Dream Act…maybe in 2013. The article below is from the NewYork Times on April 26th 2011 Deportation Halted for Some Students as Lawmakers Seek New Policy Olga Zanella, a Mexican-born college student in Texas, should have started months ago trying to figure