10 December 2013 ~ 61 Comments

Mayorkas v. Cuellar De Osorio: From the Frontlines of the Supreme Court

A major storm was supposed to take over the District of Columbia today. While the federal and District government closed down in anticipation of bad weather, I trudged along to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Mayorkas v. de Osorio, an issue that has defined most of my existence in the United […]

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23 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Whither Immigration Reform?

Lets get this out of the way: Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), with a pathway to citizenship, is dead for 2013. Many of our friends working hard on Capitol Hill insist that immigration reform talks are moving forward despite the death of the House “Gang of 7” lawmakers who were supposedly working on a bill. I […]

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08 August 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Why Dreamers Need Lawyers

Full disclosure, I’m a Dreamer. I’m also a full-time third-year law student. I work at an immigration law firm in downtown Washington D.C. and I love my job. Like many immigrants in the United States, my family and I were screwed over by immigration lawyers and school administrators, which left me without legal status in […]

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24 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

In These Waiting Rooms of History – The DREAM of U

i wait for you in this caged room we’ve never met and yet [you feel familiar i feel like i’ve known you before] shadows mill past me moving slowly, drudging and digging futures ploughed within these timeless walls you see me waiting and yet [i can’t get to you, i feel stationary much like before] […]

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24 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

More DREAM Act students face deportation

For every Juan Gomez, Tope Awe and Maria Gonzalez, we have countless other nameless and faceless DREAM Act students facing deportation to a foreign land and life. Their stories, our stories, deserve to be documented. Mario Munoz (28), came to the United States when he was 9 years old and has lived in the San […]

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