Archive | Immigration

10 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Cutest Immigration Video You’ll Ever See

Yes, that’s an Upworthy-style title. You got me. But this is seriously worth 15 seconds of your time. Post by (DRM) Dream Action Coalition. Immigrant families from across the country are gathered at the White House right now, hunger-striking and demanding the President to stop deporting their loved ones. He sent ICE to their doorsteps, […]

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02 April 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Can An Undocumented Immigrant Travel to Hawaii?

Short answer, yes, with a valid, unexpired government-issued ID you can go to Hawaii and back. Well, at least I did with my California state-issued ID. How was Hawaii? It’s like any other tropical island–sunny golden beaches, deep blue-green lagoons, flavorful tropical fruits, and a panorama of beautiful views. At the same time, it has […]

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21 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

While President Obama Takes 90 Days To “Review” Deportations, Here Are Some Deportations To Stop

While the President sits with his hands tied behind his back even as he deports people in record numbers, and Congress remains as ineffective as ever, here are some cases of deportations that need your immediate attention: Ana Cañenguez & her four sons face deportation to El Salvador, where they fear for their lives. Alfredo Reyes, an […]

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18 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

#Not1More Blue Ribbon Commission to the White House

There has been big movement on the Not 1 More Deportation campaign front in the past few weeks. Key politicians have called on the White House to curtail deportations. The New York Times writes that President Obama is feeling the heat for his 2 million deportations. Janet Murgia jumped into the fray last week by calling the President […]

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08 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know The Border Extends to the Beach?

Post by Bring Them Home- Washington State. Reportedly, hundreds of families who were unjustly deported or were forced to leave the U.S. are coming back home from South America, Central America and Mexico on March 10, 2014 through the San Diego, Tijuana border. Some of these families include the Valencia family, who lived in Arizona […]

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31 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Who Is Trying to Kill Immigration Reform?

As the House GOP released their principles this week, immigration reform advocates cheered. After all, the release of principles is evidence that the House GOP is thinking about appeasing to a growing demographic, and that perhaps the beloved comprehensive immigration bill – S. 744 – is not as dead as we have previously pronounced. After years of […]

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17 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Nigeria’s New Law Criminalizing Gays

First India, and now Nigeria. Albeit, the situation in Nigeria is far worse. Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law a draconian anti-gay bill. Same sex relationships were already illegal in Nigeria but under the new law, anyone who enters into a same-sex marriage or partnership may be jailed for up to 14 years. The new law […]

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15 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Open Letter to the Immigrant Rights Movement: Our Families Can’t Wait

  I am cross-posting this letter, which was initiated by DRM Action Coalition, and signed by over 80 immigrant youth leaders. You can probably still sign on here in solidarity. Buzzfeed has the story. I disagree with the false binary setup in the Buzzfeed headline, but the letter is worth a read. Open Letter to the […]

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11 January 2014 ~ 4 Comments

Community Voices: “The Reality Is My Family Cannot Afford An All Or Nothing Hardline on Citizenship”

This week, Jose Patino of “The Dream is Now” fame wrote great article on “What the undocumented community needs out of immigration reform” which raised a lot of eyebrows.  Friend of this blog, Cesar Vargas, Founder of DRM Action, reiterated that undocumented youth leaders are loyal to their communities, and not beholden to either party. Around […]

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06 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Last Chance to Complete DACA Survey, (Open Even To Those Who Have Not Applied)

If you qualify, or know someone else who does, please take part in this historic study of undocumented young people by completing this survey. To qualify for the survey, you must: 1) Currently live in the United States, but have been born in another country; 2) Are between the ages of 18-32; 3) Are not […]

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