Tag: Youth Organizing

SEIU members call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in front of the White House

Podcast: Young Latinos Work To Get Out The Vote In Arizona

Arizona is seeing a surge in Latino voter registration and political activism that could be the leading edge of bigger political changes for the politically conservative state.

Youth Lobbying For the New York State Dream Act

As Legislative Clock Ticks, Dreamers Push For NYS DREAM Act

With the end of Albany’s legislative session set for June 21, young activists are stepping up the pressure to push for a bill to give undocumented immigrants access to New York’s Tuition Assistance Program.

New York Youth fighting for the NYS Dream Act in Albany

Undocumented Youth to Walk from NYC to Albany to Lobby for NYS DREAM Act

Immigrant youth are increasing pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support a bill to provide financial assistance to undocumented college students.

Undocumented immigrants protest Alabama's harsh new immigration law (Photo: Dreamactivist)

Podcast: DREAM Activists Protest Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law

A nation-wide network of young undocumented immigrants, their parents and their supporters in Congress are flocking to Alabama to protest that state’s harsh new anti-immigration law. Hear their voices in this Fi2W podcast.


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.


Immigration News Roundup From Georgia and Texas

Texas excludes low income Latinos from census. Undocumented youth arrested for protesting a new rule that will ban undocumented students from attending Georgia public colleges.

A New York State Youth Leadership Council rally in Union Square, NY, on March

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.

A dozen young people came out as undocumented immigrants

Immigrant Youth ‘Come Out’ As Undocumented, Push For Dream Act

A dozen young people publicly announced themselves to be undocumented Americans at a rally in New York’s Union Square on Friday.

A candlelight vigil for the Dream Act at St Theresa's Church in Manhattan - Photo: Braden Goyette

Before Vote, Final Prayers for DREAM Act

The night before both Houses of Congress were expected to vote on the Dream Act, supporters held candlelight vigils across the country to pray for its passage.

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez speaking at a rally for the DREAM Act in Brooklyn, NY - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Gutiérrez to DREAM Act Supporters: Put Pressure on Republicans

Illinois Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez wants to focus on passage of the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill during the lame duck session. In New York over the weekend, the leader in the fight for immigration reform signaled a shift in tactics.