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DREAMers Challenge ICE Officers Directly

November 22nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

While the Obama administration has publicly said that it would prioritize deportations to focus on criminals and others who posed an immediate threat, there have been DREAM Act eligible youth who have been detained and processed into deportation proceedings. In recent months, young people who are in college and/or who have completed degree programs have [...]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Detention · Immigration

A must see: Frontline’s Lost in Detention

October 25th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This week President Obama’s visit to Southern California and his high profile Latino celebrity fundraiser at the home of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith made big local news. Here’s a little sampling of the press report from USA Today on that event: “Obama later visited the Spanish-style mansion of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith for [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Detention · Immigration · Media

DREAM Now Letter: Chih Tsung Kao

September 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Dear President Obama, My name is Chih Tsung Kao.  I am 24 years old and am now currently living in Taipei, Taiwan awaiting military service.  This is not what I had planned for my life as I entered high school, but it was drastically altered when I found out that I was undocumented at 17. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Detention · Education

DREAM Ahora – Carta Para Barack Obama: Matias Ramos

September 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in all but paperwork, to earn [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Detention · Education · Immigration

DREAM Now Letters to President Obama: Saad Nabeel

September 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Dear Mr. President, My name is Saad Nabeel and I am writing to you from Bangladesh. Prior to my arrival in this nation, I lived in the United States for 15 years. My parents brought me to America at age three. It is the only home I know. I used to attend the University of [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Detention · Education · Immigration

DREAM Now Recap – Latino, LGBT, Migrant Youth, and Progressive Bloggers Lead For the DREAM Act

August 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Note: This was meant to be published on Friday. By Kyle de Beausset The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Detention · Education · Immigration

DREAM Now Letters to President Obama: Selvin Arevalo

August 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

[Note from Kyle de Beausset: Selvin wrote this letter right before he got into a minor car accident on April 9, 2010.  He was set to get his high school diploma in June but has been in detention ever since.  I have chosen reproduce Selvin's letter as I found it in his empty room, rather than [...]

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Tags: Detention · Education · Immigration

DREAM Now Letters: Stop The Deportation of Marlen Moreno

August 4th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Dear Mr. President, My name is Marlen Moreno and I am undocumented. I am also a possible beneficiary of the DREAM Act.  On Sunday, August 8, I will be deported. I was born in Nacozari, Mexico in 1984. My parents brought me to the United States when I was only 13 years old. We were [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Detention · Education · Immigration