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Number of Immigrant Youth Left Alone in the U.S. on the Rise

Number of Immigrant Youth Left Alone in the U.S. on the Rise

by Von Diaz on November 8 2013, 9:24AM

The number of unaccompanied immigrant minors in the U.S. has tripled in the last five years under a broken immigration system.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Arizona Sued for Denying Driver's Licenses to Immigrant Youth

Arizona Sued for Denying Driver’s Licenses to Immigrant Youth

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 29 2012, 12:06PM

A coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action suit in federal court today, challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order denying drivers licenses to young undocumented immigrants granted work permits through President Obama’s deferred action program.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

BREAKING: Obama Will Halt Deportations of DREAMers

BREAKING: Obama Will Halt Deportations of DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on June 15 2012, 10:02AM

The news comes after more than a week of sit-ins in Obama’s campaign offices around the country.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Marco Rubio Meets with Latino Dems, DREAMers on Alternative Youth Immigration Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 2:05PM

It may just be that Rubio’s ambitions and the immigrant community’s desperation can help both sides find common ground.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Marco Rubio Meets Miami DREAMer, Still Opposes DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2012, 4:40PM

Witness the Florida Republican Senator’s head-scratching political calculus.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Young Activists Use Art to Fight for the DREAM Act

Young Activists Use Art to Fight for the DREAM Act

by Stokely Baksh, Julianne Hing on July 1 2011, 10:39AM

These ten pieces of art created by young, undocumented immigrants show the love and determination that keeps the movement strong.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

by Julianne Hing on April 5 2011, 9:30AM

Negotiations are expected to focus on the narrow version that failed to clear a Republican filibuster last year.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

DREAM Act Failure is Obama's 'Largest Disappointment'

DREAM Act Failure is Obama’s ‘Largest Disappointment’

by Jamilah King on December 22 2010, 5:52PM

President calls the bill’s defeat ‘heartbreaking.’

Topics: DREAM Act

How Undocumented Youth Nearly Made Their DREAMs Real in 2010

How Undocumented Youth Nearly Made Their DREAMs Real in 2010

by Julianne Hing on December 20 2010, 10:21AM

Inside the youth-led movement that took on friends and foes alike and forced Congress to act.

Topics: DREAM Act

Readers and DREAMers Have Last Words on Immigration's Future

Readers and DREAMers Have Last Words on Immigration’s Future

by Channing Kennedy on December 18 2010, 4:10PM

ColorLines readers sound off on the week’s news.

Topics: DREAM Act

Obama: There Was

Obama: There Was “No Reason” for Senate to Reject DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2010, 2:02PM

The president and Democratic leadership respond to the failed Senate vote with vows of continued fight.

Topics: DREAM Act

DREAM Act Fails in Senate, 55 to 41

DREAM Act Fails in Senate, 55 to 41

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2010, 12:50PM

The Republican filibuster holds and ends hopes of the bill’s passage this session.

Topics: DREAM Act

ICE: DREAM Act Is Good for Public Safety

ICE: DREAM Act Is Good for Public Safety

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2010, 6:29PM

Senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security weigh in on the DREAM Act.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Senate DREAM Act Vote Set for Saturday

Senate DREAM Act Vote Set for Saturday

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2010, 11:50AM

But few think the bill has the votes to break a GOP filibuster.

Topics: DREAM Act

Eva Longoria Wants the Senate to Pass the DREAM Act

Eva Longoria Wants the Senate to Pass the DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2010, 5:19PM

Other supporters include Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera and Miami Sound Machine’s Emilio Estefan.

Topics: DREAM Act

DREAMers Storm Capitol Hill, Await Word on Senate Vote

DREAMers Storm Capitol Hill, Await Word on Senate Vote

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2010, 3:48PM

Time is running out for a vote in the lame-duck session, as GOPers ponder their own version for next Congress.

Topics: DREAM Act

UCLA Prof: DREAM Act Opposition Is Fueled by Racism

UCLA Prof: DREAM Act Opposition Is Fueled by Racism

by Jamilah King on December 13 2010, 2:47PM

And conservative lawmakers haven’t done much to dispel the notion.

Topics: DREAM Act

Reid:

Reid: “DREAM Act Is Not a Symbolic Vote,” Will Return This Year

by Julianne Hing on December 10 2010, 9:54AM

Senate Democrats vow to follow the House’s historic vote during this lame-duck session.

Topics: DREAM Act

Senate Tables DREAM Act Vote, But It's Still Alive

Senate Tables DREAM Act Vote, But It’s Still Alive

by Julianne Hing on December 9 2010, 11:19AM

Julianne Hing liveblogs the senate vote.

Topics: DREAM Act

Obama's Statement on House Passage of the DREAM Act

Obama’s Statement on House Passage of the DREAM Act

by Kai Wright on December 9 2010, 11:06AM

The White House has been a vocal backer of the bill in the lame-duck session.

Topics: DREAM Act, Kai Wright

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