All posts tagged: Dream Act

Podcast: DREAMers No More—What is Happening to Young, Undocumented Immigrant Activists?

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigrants / Immigration News / Immigration Reform / Latinos

Listen to the podcast. Originally published on Feet in 2 Worlds on May 7, 2014. The DREAMer movement is in flux. Once monolithic, political activism by young, undocumented immigrants has become fragmented, with some activists abandoning the fight for comprehensive immigration reform, and others focused on local efforts to support undocumented immigrants. Many have stopped calling themselves DREAMers. In New York, where an estimated 90,000 youth would be eligible for relief under the DREAM Act, some young activists […]

Three Faces of DACA

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Immigration Reform / Uncategorized

Originally published on Colorlines on September 17, 2013. Last year Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA emerged as a long-awaited saving grace for undocumented youth or so-called DREAMers who were brought to the United States as children or teenagers. When DACA went into effect last August it offered them a temporary reprieve from deportation, authorization to work and the ability to get a temporary social security card and drivers license. But a year into […]

Undocumented Youth to Walk from NYC to Albany to Lobby for NYS DREAM Act

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News
NYS DREAM Act

By Von Diaz Originally posted on Feet in Two Worlds on April 9, 2012. New York – A small group of undocumented young people and their supporters are expected to leave New York City on foot today, and begin a trek to Albany to promote the New York DREAM Act. The 150 mile march to the state capitol is the latest effort by DREAM Act supporters to pressure N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republicans in […]

2011 – A Year of Activism for the DREAM Act and Undocumented Immigrant Youth

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News
A press conference in favor of the DREAM Act in California. (Photo: Antonio Villaraigosa/flickr)

By Von Diaz Originally published on Feet in Two Worlds on December 27, 2011 2011 may be best remembered for a new type of political activism. Movements including the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street were built on a combination of street protests and social media. The year also saw an outpouring of activism and support for undocumented immigrant youth, especially those who would benefit from the DREAM Act—a proposed federal law that would create […]