The Stars Have Aligned: The Time Is Now for the DREAM Act

By: Thursday September 16, 2010 1:25 pm

If you haven’t been on facebook, twitter, or following the news, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced yesterday that he would be introducing the DREAM Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos tweeted last week that Reid wanted to move the DREAM Act before November. Now we know how Reid wants to move it. The DREAM Act could come up for a vote as early as Tuesday of next week.


Bringing the Urgency? Obama to Highlight Immigration in Thursday Speech

By: Wednesday June 30, 2010 3:30 pm

Seemingly out of nowhere, the Obama Administration has engaged in multiple behind-the-scenes and public efforts on comprehensive immigration reform this week. But it remains to be seen whether this will yield any results.

A Message for Advocates of Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Free the DREAM Act

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 11:30 am

Courage requires that advocates for a comprehensive solution to immigration admit the errors in their strategy, which has deferred the dreams of immigrant youth for close to a decade. The least they can do is free the DREAM Act and support immigrant youth in their fight for their future.

Lucy Tees Up Football Again: Will Immigration Rights Advocates Accept Promise in Exchange for Health Care Vote?

By: Monday January 4, 2010 6:30 pm

It’s reported that immigrants rights advocates and their allies in Congress will not block health care legislation that could include harsh anti-immigrant provisions, so long as they extract a promise on comprehensive immigration reform

1 Down, 34 to Go: Legal Immigrant Waiting Period Stripped from Senate Health Bill

By: Wednesday December 23, 2009 7:45 am

Under current law, legal immigrants are subject to a 5-year waiting period before accessing programs like Medicaid. The Senate bill did not alter this feature of our health care system. But Robert Menendez has exacted a concession from Harry Reid on the issue.

Rep. Gutierrez Sponsors the DREAM Act as He Prepares to Unveil His Immigration Bill

By: Tuesday December 15, 2009 9:09 am

At long last, Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is set to introduce his version of comprehensive immigration reform, tomorrow. The last time I wrote about Rep. Gutierrez introducing this bill, I chided him for failing to co-sponsor the DREAM Act. The fact that Gutierrez wanted to include the DREAM Act in his bill, but failed to co-sponsor it before, is just one of many ways the voices of migrant youth are stifled, used, and taken for granted in the U.S. immigration debate. I commend Rep. Gutierrez for finally showing migrant youth the respect we deserve by co-sponsoring the DREAM Act.

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