Tag: Undocumented immigrants

A classroom in Birmingham, AL

De Leon: Alabama’s Immigration Law Fails Our Future

Alabama’s new law requires schools to check student birth certificates for immigration status. It’s causing thousands of families to pull their children out of school, and is another indication of how the U.S. is failing to educate its Latino youth.

Girl holding sign at a 2010 DREAM Act rally in New York

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.

dream act activist

De Leon: Obama Administration Signals DREAMer Reprieve

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that undocumented children and youth eligible for the federal DREAM Act, as well as others not deemed to be serious criminal threats, will not be deported. Once their outstanding deportation cases are closed, these individuals will be able to apply for work authorization.