Tag: Dream Act

President Barack Obama Approval Ratings by Race (Gallup)

De Leon: Why Latinos Are Not Into Obama

The latest Gallup poll shows a precipitous decline in Latino support for the President. Fi2W columnist Erwin de Leon says this should not come as a surprise for the man who once promised “si se puede.”

Girl holding sign at a 2010 DREAM Act rally in New York

DREAMers Hope To Pressure Congress With Religious Arguments

The coalition pushing for the passage of both state-level and national DREAM Acts to provide additional rights, freedoms and opportunities for young undocumented immigrants is engaging in a new course of social action this fall—faith movements.

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Marking 9/11 With Hope, Not Fear of the Other

Ten years ago, the U.S. political system was poised for major immigration reform. Then came the tragic events of 9/11/2001, and the national mood shifted towards fear of the immigrant, as opposed to an embrace.

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De Leon: Obama Administration Signals DREAMer Reprieve

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that undocumented children and youth eligible for the federal DREAM Act, as well as others not deemed to be serious criminal threats, will not be deported. Once their outstanding deportation cases are closed, these individuals will be able to apply for work authorization.