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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 […]

For Gay Hispanics in the U.S., “Se Pone Mejor”

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News

By: Von Diaz Originally published on Feet in Two Worlds on December 29, 2010. In the midst of a 9.8 percent unemployment rate and the worst economic recession since the 1930s, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis took time to advocate for Latino LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered) rights. Last month, Solis was the spokeswoman for a Spanish-language version of Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, called “Se Pone Mejor.” (She also made a version in English). The […]