Jose Antonio Vargas became the public face of undocumented youth when he revealed his status in a New York Times Magazine piece. Cristina DC Pastor sent us this report from The FilAm, an online magazine for Filipino Americans in the New York area.
Fi2W commentator Erwin de Leon writes that Mitt Romney had nothing substantial to say in his speech to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
Columnist Erwin De Leon writes that the new immigration policy for undocumented youth falls short because it lacks a path to citizenship.
President Barack Obama announced today that his administration will cease deporting undocumented youth who grew up in the US and who fulfill a number of requirements. The government will also begin issuing them work permits.
Our partner It’s A Free Country is hosting a live chat during the president’s major announcement about ending deportations and providing work permits for young undocumented immigrants.
President Obama holds the power to realize the ultimate dreams of undocumented youth—but he’s choosing not to wield it.
With the end of Albany’s legislative session set for June 21, young activists are stepping up the pressure to push for a bill to give undocumented immigrants access to New York’s Tuition Assistance Program.
In a preliminary hearing, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin turned the conversation on Capitol Hill to the DREAM Act, saying that Arizona’s SB 1070 targeted innocent young immigrants.
The GOP Senator is working on a version of the bill supported by Latinos and long-championed by Democrats. Could it win Rubio the nod as Mitt Romney’s running mate?
Immigrant youth are increasing pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support a bill to provide financial assistance to undocumented college students.