The DREAM Act allows children of undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years, graduated from high school, and are of good moral character the opportunity to earn citizenship through at least two years of college or military service.
by Support on 08/25/2011
Last weekend, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized Mitt Romney’s post-election “gift” comments and offered advice to the Republican Party regarding its lurch to the right on immigration policy and its thumping by Latino voters: “When you’re in a hole, stop digging. He [Romney] keeps digging.”
After months of ducking questions about what he would do with President Obama’s deferred action policy, Mitt Romney finally said something that was responsive yesterday in an interview with the Denver Post. Said Romney, “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid. I'm not going to take something that they've purchased…Before those visas have expired we will have the full immigration reform plan that I've proposed."
The Romney presidential campaign continues to duck answering basic questions regarding a potential President Romney’s immigration policy. Yesterday, Radio Bilingüe featured both Obama and Romney campaign spokespeople on host Samuel Orozco’s Spanish language show. During the interview, Romney spokesperson Sharon Castillo refused to say whether or not Romney would keep or rescind the deferred action [...]
After grilling Mitt Romney on immigration and other topics yesterday, Univisión’s Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas will interview President Obama later this afternoon. Here are five key immigration questions for the President.
Yesterday featured some stark reminders of why politics and elections matter.
On stage at last night’s Democratic National Convention, DREAM Act advocate Benita Veliz spoke to the assembled delegates and television audience and shared her compelling personal story.
Benita Veliz To Deliver Historic Remarks During 9 PM Hour Day two of the Democratic National Convention will feature an historic occurrence – DREAM Act advocate Benita Veliz will speak to the assembled delegates and television audience during the 9 PM hour. Following a video focused on immigration policy, Benita will take the stage to [...]
Washington, DC – At the Republican National Convention, leaders in the party have taken a curious approach to Latino outreach: avoiding the issue of immigration; refusing to disavow hard-line immigration positions; lecturing Latino voters; blaming Democrats for the GOP’s self-inflicted problems with Latinos; and making embarrassingly transparent overtures to appeal to Latinos based on quirks [...]
While Extremists Define the GOP, Top Republicans Continue to Avoid Immigration Issue The reviews are in about the first few days of the new DREAMer protection policy, with a range of observers praising the program and citing inspiring stories of young people who have a new opportunity to contribute to the only country they know [...]
Regarding the 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants in America, GOP Nominee Vows to Veto the DREAM Act, Supports Self-Deportation and Sees Arizona’s Anti-immigrant Law as “Model for the Nation” This week, Americans witnessed history as young DREAMers began applying for deferred action under the policy announced by President Obama. The event garnered intense attention in both [...]
Candidate Pledges to “Reform Immigration” on Spanish Language Radio, Yet Refuses to Take Position on Smartest Immigration Policy Change in Decades With the DREAMer “Deferred Action” process set to begin tomorrow at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mitt Romney still refuses to answer a simple question: on his first day as President, would he [...]
The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director at America’s Voice Education Fund, responding to today’s release of additional Deferred Action guidelines by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): “There’s a lot of excitement around this announcement from DHS because the pieces are falling into place. In less than two weeks, thousands of young [...]