Tag: Undocumented immigrants

Undocumented and unafraid

Podcast: What’s In a Name? “Illegal” vs. “Undocumented” in Media Coverage of Immigration

The term “illegal immigrant” was spread across the media this week, as the Supreme Court heard arguments on Arizona’s immigration law. Some say the term is offensive and inaccurate.

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Net Zero Migration Still Leaves 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants

Even though the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. has stabilized, Erwin de Leon argues comprehensive immigration reform is still needed.

Senator Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio’s “Dream Act” and the GOP Vice Presidential Sweepstakes

The GOP Senator is working on a version of the bill supported by Latinos and long-championed by Democrats. Could it win Rubio the nod as Mitt Romney’s running mate?

An image from Julio Salgado's Undocuqueer series

I am UndocuQueer – A Young, Undocumented, Gay Artist Advocates for the DREAM Act

Julio Salgado uses visual art to raise awareness about the challenges of being undocumented and gay.

dream activists

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.

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.

Rikers Island

Criminal Alien Program Likely To Be Limited at New York City Jails

A City Council bill would prevent undocumented immigrants who are not defendants in criminal cases from being turned over to federal immigration officials after their release from jail.

Celso Araujo, 50, an undocumented immigrant in Massachusetts

Is Massachusetts Turning Red on Immigration?

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in a traditionally progressive state has proposed a law to penalize undocumented immigrants in a variety of ways.

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.

University of California at Berkeley

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.