In two weeks, around 1 million people who were brought into the country illegally as children can begin applying for temporary permission to live and work in the U.S. under a directive aimed at DREAM Act students.
Latino voters prefer a DREAM Act that promises citizenship, and they are not keen on an alternative DREAM Act proposed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, according to a new poll.
Sen. Dick Durbin says a bill that restricts eligibility to those under the age of 19, like Rep. David Rivera's (Fla.) new Stars Bill, won't get Durbin's vote as it is.
The call for a military-only DREAM Act poses moral and economic problems, effectively telling undocumented noncitizens that they are only useful for war, not for improving our economy through their hard work.
Titled Unlocking Liberty: A Way Forward for U.S. Immigration Detention Policy, the report reveals that on any given day more than 33,000 immigrants are imprisoned in a national network of about 250 federal, state, private and local jails.
A historic Immigration Summit hosted by Hispanic Evangelical leaders with delegates from across the nation including representatives from President Obama’s administration, denominational leaders, pastors, local community leaders and pro-immigrant activists filled New Life Church of God, a mega-church in Tucson, Ariz., to capacity to discuss Biblical solutions for the immigration crisis in America.
A father and son set to be deported to Peru won a last-minute, temporary reprieve on Tuesday after an Illinois senator intervened on their behalf.
Sen. Richard Durbin said Friday that the Department of Homeland Security will soon have a relevant announcement on the long-stalled DREAM Act and the deporting of undocumented students.
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Senator Michael Bennet and more than a dozen religious leaders today announced a DREAM Act Sabbath - an initiative enlisting churches, synagogues, and mosques around the country to dedicate time during their regular worship service to a conversation about the DREAM Act.
According to Douglas S. Massey, co-director of the Mexican Migration Project (MMP), the flow of illegal immigration from Mexico has stopped. Will the scapegoating also stop?
“The DREAM Act is consistent and reinforces the values of citizenship,” Emanuel said during a June 27 telephone call with reporters on the eve of the U.S. Senate’s first-ever hearing on the DREAM Act. “Having a DREAM Act pass at the national level will help us reinforce the right type of values,” Emanuel continued.
The first-ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act, chaired by Sen. Durbin, seemed, at times, like an exercise in "preaching to the choir."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel endorsed the DREAM Act on Monday. “The DREAM Act . . . totally reinforces the values of citizenship,” said Emanuel in a phone conference alongside Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
The DREAM Act would allow a select group of immigrant students with great potential to contribute more fully to America. These young people were brought to the U.S. as children and should not be punished for their parents’ mistakes.