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Transforming ‘Deferred Action’ for Young Immigrants Into True Opportunities

February 8, 2013

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By Edward Kissam EdSource President Obama’s announcement of a new immigration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), last June makes 2013 a year of hope for undocumented immigrant youth and young adults. However, a key factor in determining whether their dreams become reality will be their ability to enroll in adult schools and community […]

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Immigration on the table for 2013, Obama must take the lead

January 18, 2013

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Commentary: By Luis Carlos López LatinaLista Immigration reform is alive and well for the 113th U.S. Congress. After a ‘shellshocked’ defeat that reelected President Obama, the GOP is reckoning with the fact that the road to the White House inevitably, goes through the barrio. Among Latinos, Obama trumped Romney by a whopping 52-point, the largest […]

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Why Arizona may be the surprise of 2012 – the big Latino vote that you didn’t see coming

October 12, 2012

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By Latino Decisions In 2010, the average of 16 polls of likely voters in Nevada suggested Sharon Angle had a firm 3 point lead, and 538’s Nate Silver gave her an 83.4% chance of winning. On election night, the results showed Harry Reid with a 5 point win — an 8 point difference from the […]

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Undocumented and Unafraid

September 28, 2012

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Commentary: By Marian Wright Edelman Carlos Amador emigrated with his family from Mexico in 1999 at age 14 and lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for almost 13 years until he recently received conditional permanent residency. Higher education for someone like him seemed like an impossible dream when Carlos finished high school. […]

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Paul Ryan: el próximo presidente de la nación

August 17, 2012

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Por Rafael Prieto Zartha El virtual candidato republicano Mitt Romney presentó a su compañero de fórmula para las elecciones de noviembre, Paul Ryan, al lado del acorazado Wisconsin, en Norfolk, Virginia, como “el próximo presidente de Estados Unidos”. Por supuesto que el dislate de Romney fue solo eso, un lapsus linguis, en el calor de […]

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Undocumented Immigrant Students May Begin Applying for “Deferred Action” Today

August 15, 2012

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By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat Young undocumented immigrants today may begin applying for “deferred action” status that would protect them from deportation for two years and allow them to work. The new protected status is the result of a policy change announced by President Obama in June. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, up to 1.7 […]

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August 15 is a day of “long-overdue fairness” for young DREAMers

August 3, 2012

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Guest Commentary: On August 1, 2012, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez addressed his colleagues on the House floor regarding undocumented youth and the start of relief action for thousands of DREAMer students on August 15. Mr. Speaker, I believe that there is no greater cause for celebration in America than when we expand civil rights to […]

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Inmigración, definiendo percepciones y preferencias electorales

July 27, 2012

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Comentario: By Maribel Hastings Son varias las conclusiones del más reciente sondeo sobre el voto hispano de la firma Latino Decisions, pero una de las más relevantes es la confirmación de que el tema migratorio es definitorio en su formación de opiniones y en sus decisiones electorales y que esto va más allá de si […]

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This summer off to a great start

July 13, 2012

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Editorial: This past week was a glorious one as the 4th of July celebra-tion fell in the middle of the week. There is nothing like a few extra days off during a hot summer. Many of us enjoyed the baseball All-Star game, a weekend barbecue, previews of the start of a nice football season right […]

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Los 6 datos mas importantes sobre la acción diferida y los estudiantes del DREAM Act

July 6, 2012

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Los medios de comunicación pueden reimprimir y editar esta columna por longitud y formato siempre y cuando se incluya la información del autor y su afiliación y se notifique al Center for American Progress. Esta columna fue publicada originalmente por el Center for American Progress aquí. La semana pasada el presidente Barack Obama anunció que […]

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¿Ya definió su voto?

June 15, 2012

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LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de Hispanos Por Luisa Fernanda Montero Durante las últimas elecciones, las que llevaron a la Casa Blanca al hoy presidente Barack Obama, muchos vimos con agrado su posición frente al espinoso tema de la inmigración. Espinoso porque suele incrementar ciertos vicios racistas y alebrestar los miedos históricos que […]

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El oscilante voto latino del I-4, escuchando ofertas

June 8, 2012

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Comentario: By Maribel Hastings ORLANDO, Florida – Si la campaña del presidente Barack Obama coloca a Florida en la lista de estados que pueden inclinarse a uno u otro partido el 6 de noviembre, una visita a la región central revela por qué. Votantes hispanos entrevistados expresaron falta de entusiasmo con el proceso, unos aseguran […]

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Momentum Builds to Provide Protection to DREAM-Eligible Youth

June 3, 2012

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A consensus seems to be emerging across party lines that it is a good idea to protect young undocumented immigrants who have grown up in America. But while talk of a legislative breakthrough this year sounds nice, what Latino voters really want to see is action. As Julia Preston of the New York Times today, […]

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The Saga of Immigrant Youth — the gap between feeling American and becoming American on paper

May 18, 2012

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By Gaby Pacheco LatinaLista Next month, the country’s educational community celebrates the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Plyler vs. Doe. In Plyer vs. Doe, the high court ruled in June 1982 that it was against the law to prohibit primary and secondary education to an undocumented student. Although the decision […]

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Republicanos e inmigración: predicando la moral en calzoncillos

May 11, 2012

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Comentario: By Maribel Hastings America’s Voice El nuevo “talking point” de los republicanos hispanos al hablar de inmigración es decir que el presidente Barack Obama no cumplió su promesa de impulsar una reforma de inmigración durante el primer año de su gestión cuando los demócratas controlaban ambas cámaras del Congreso. Y lo sazonan agregando que […]

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Obama’s State of the Union: Eleven Sentences Too Short

January 27, 2012

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Perspective: By Raul Rodriguez New America Media  BERKELEY— As President Obama delivered his third State of the Union Address, the 11 sentences he dedicated to addressing my current immigration status did little to instill in me any more optimism than did similar statements from the last State of the Union… or the one before that. […]

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Honor Student Awaits Deportation Review After Traffic Stop

December 9, 2011

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Honor Student Awaits Deportation Review After Traffic Stop

By Leslie Layton chicoSol Editor’s Note: Victor Escobar said today he has received notification from ICE that his case will be reviewed at some apparently undetermined point; the Dec. 7 deadline for leaving the country has been lifted. Escobar said he can remain in the country until the review is completed. The best possible outcome, […]

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