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Free Documentary On Elimination of Mexican American Studies at Tucson Unified School District

December 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

The folks at the Nonprofit Network have put out a documentary that is fully viewable online about the censorship and elimination of the Mexican American studies program at Tucson Unified School District. It gives a pretty good overview of the closing of the Mexican American studies program and documents some of the clashes with local [...]

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Tags: Education · Latino History · Uncategorized

The Feeling of June 15th

July 12th, 2012 · No Comments

By Thailandia Alaffita Just last month I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had reached what one may describe as a standstill, a sort of complacent state of being – the kind of feeling one might experience when you can no longer say you’re only working at this restaurant during [...]

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

President Obama Addresses NALEO: Defends Immigration Decision

June 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Today President Obama addressed the same crowd of Latino elected officials that Mitt Romney did yesterday. The President basically touted his domestic accomplishments and then defended his administration’s decision to let DREAM eligible youth stay in the country. He also took an opportunity to remind the audience that Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · health care · Immigration · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

I don’t want to join the military

February 7th, 2012 · 6 Comments

By Thay Alaffita Since the DREAM Act was introduced for the first time in 2001, a decade ago, it has been changed, modified, and altered to something that vaguely resembles our dreams for the mere sake of catering to the Republicans’ needs and wants. Granted we can’t all get what we want so we, DREAMers, [...]

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Tags: Education · GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Republican Party

Remembering DREAMer Joaquin Luna

November 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Thailandia Alafitta On Friday, November 25th, DREAMers lost a brother in the struggle, Joaquin Luna. Joaquin was a DREAMer from Mission, TX, a border town, where undocumented students are further imprisoned as the multiple checkpoints make it nearly impossible to even get out of the small confines of their town. Joaquin was born in [...]

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Tags: Education · Immigration

Perspective on State DREAM Acts

October 31st, 2011 · 9 Comments

By Thailandia Alaffita On Saturday, October 8th, Governor Brown signed the “California DREAM Act” into law. This was a great success for, not only California DREAMers, but for DREAMers all around the nation, for one success means we are one step closer to our ultimate goal which is the DREAM Act. Is this confusing to [...]

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Tags: Education · Immigration

Senator Rubio Cautions GOP on Immigration Rhetoric

October 5th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Almost two years ago while in campaign mode, then candidate Rubio started to take a more conservative position on immigration talking about sealing borders. And recently, he has started to straddle the in state tuition issue for undocumented youth, which he was once a supporter of as a state legislator in Florida now indicating that [...]

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Tags: Education · GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Republican Party · Rick Perry · Sen. Marco Rubio

I pledge allegiance

October 1st, 2011 · 5 Comments

Webmaster’s Note: As immigration becomes a more amplified issue in the GOP race for President, especially in regards to the actions of Governor Rick Perry and his support for the TX State DREAM Act, it is worth listening to what one DREAMer in Texas has experienced.  By Thailandia Alaffita Every morning, for fourteen years, I [...]

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Tags: Education · Immigration