Tag: youth movements

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Watch and Chat During Obama’s Announcement on Reprieve for Immigrant Youth

Our partner It’s A Free Country is hosting a live chat during the president’s major announcement about ending deportations and providing work permits for young undocumented immigrants.

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Drifting Youth: Undocumented and Awkward

This YouTube series produced by undocumented youth uses situational comedy to express the predicament of living paperless in the U.S.

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2011 – A Year of Activism for the DREAM Act and Undocumented Immigrant Youth

Undocumented youth activists stepped up their game in 2011, organizing civil disobedience actions, online video campaigns, and support for state-level DREAM Acts that would aid in tuition-relief.

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Undocumented Immigrant Students at Brooklyn College Form ‘DREAM Team’

A group of undocumented students have formed an advocacy group on campus to support each other and fight for passage of the DREAM Act.

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Podcast: DREAM Act Campaign Spawns New Leaders in the Immigrant Rights Movement

In this podcast episode, you’ll hear three new voices in the immigrant rights movement: Jose Antonio Vargas, Tania Mattos and Juan Escalante. They are young, undocumented and public about their status.

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DREAMers Hope To Pressure Congress With Religious Arguments

The coalition pushing for the passage of both state-level and national DREAM Acts to provide additional rights, freedoms and opportunities for young undocumented immigrants is engaging in a new course of social action this fall—faith movements.

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California Dream Act – Part II – Appears Headed for Passage

California is poised to become the first state in the nation to allow its undocumented youth population to apply for public financial aid for higher education.

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One Year Since SB 1070 Signed Into Law and a Long Journey for Immigrants

The signing of SB 1070 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010 struck fear in many undocumented immigrants. But the law also had the unintended consequence of emboldening some immigrants to get involved in politics and community organizing.

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New York DREAM Act Introduced in State Senate

Senator Bill Perkins has introduced a New York State DREAM Act in the state senate that would bring many more rights to young undocumented immigrants in New York.

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Despite Violent Turn, New Yorkers Show Support for University of Puerto Rico Student Demonstrations

Days after a group of students at the University of Puerto Rico assaulted the school’s interim chancellor, Puerto Rican student activists received a sympathetic reception in New York City.