A battle raged among allies, publicly and behind the scenes, to shift focus from a legislative overhaul strategy to making the idea of executive action inevitable. This is how it happened.
“I’m going to cry if I need to because my parents’ future is still in limbo. I’m gonna throw all the shade I can to people who thank Obama for his bullshit speech.”
They acknowledge the lives Obama will affect with long-awaited executive actions to slow deportations, but say parents of DREAMers must be protected.
Mark Udall blurred the difference between himself and Cory Gardner on immigration in Colorado. That had a downside.
Arrests come as part of a growing campaign targeting Hillary Clinton.
Another disturbance is planned Friday at the DNC Women’s
Leadership Forum where Clinton will speak, making it the third time in
a week that DREAMers will make their presence felt at one of her events.
Immigration advocates were working with community members on how the coming executive actions would affect them. Now, stunned activists are scrambling to figure out next steps in the coming weeks.
“Did you know the first person who died in Iraq was undocumented?” “He lied to get into the military. Will you admit that? Will you admit that they he lied to get into the military?”
Diaz talks to BuzzFeed about the PSA focusing on the sacrifices mothers make for their families and the fear of deportation.
The video, first given to BuzzFeed, tells the story of prominent national activist Erika Andiola and her fight to keep her mother from being deported. But many others aren’t as lucky.
“We want to be at the doorstep of the president of the United States, so he doesn’t just hear from his advisors, but from families who are affected directly by his policies,” activist Cesar Vargas told BuzzFeed.
Louis Pagan, a blogger who helped start major Latino communities online and died suddenly at the age of 41 in 2013, inspired awards given to unsung individuals like himself.
La Santa Cecilia is traveling to Mexico for one of the biggest music festivals in Mexico and Latin America and for the first time band member Jose “Pepe” Carlos is able to join them. He also spoke about their involvement with the Cesar Chavez movie.
“I knew that he had heard stories from undocumented people before, but I told him we’re not just good for storytelling, a bunch of us are getting together to come up with recommendations on deportations.”
“Speaker Boehner, I just want to ask you why you want to break the dream of the DREAMers, of the students.” It’s the second time in several months Boehner has been approached while eating breakfast.
Phoenix police arrested three DREAMers who were with hunger strikers protesting deportations and the detention of family members.
Emilio Vicente, a top student whose grades earned him a scholarship, sought to change the narrative around undocumented immigrants with his election but fell short.
“KKK,” “welfare,” and “wetback” were scrawled on the artwork created by a group of high school students. “We’re bringing to light the reality we live with everyday, we can choose to act like racism isn’t out there, but it is.”
Undocumented students now have access to a $25 million college tuition fund, billed as a “Pell Grant for DREAMers.”
Immigration activists believe “vague” House Republican principles on prospective reform don’t go far enough, while DREAMers and others suggest a wait-and-see approach.
No special path to citizenship, but the draft principles state that the undocumented should eventually be able live here “legally and without fear.” Support for the DREAMers.
They haven’t lost hope on getting new immigration laws done, but believe the key to reform will be House Republican immigration principles later this week.
Undocumented youth say the artwork is a way to tell their story and bring comfort to many others like them.
On the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s policy to provide relief from deportation, a look at how things changed for several young immigrants.
The Facebook CEO will speak publicly for the first time about comprehensive immigration reform at a screening of Documented. “Zuckerberg cares about what’s good for his industry but he’s not limiting it to that,” America’s Voice founder Frank Sharry says.
“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”