With the DACA program’s expiration date fast approaching, many young, undocumented immigrants are speaking up and calling for a #cleanDREAMact.
So what’s the fate of DACA? No one knows, but be prepared to relive this all over again next month.
Immigration advocates are pushing for Congress to pass protections for Dreamers as part of a federal budget deal due at midnight.
It’s heartbreaking to hear my mother say that she’s willing to support policies that protect Dreamers, even if it puts her own safety at risk.
If Congress doesn’t find a more permanent solution, it’s likely that Dreamers’ fates will be subject to the same old legal back-and-forth.
This month has been nothing short of a roller coaster for those covered by DACA, we asked one recipient what she thought.
As Trump rolls out new immigration policies, how are young people affected?
Some people are calling 2016 the ‘most important election of our lifetimes’, and it’s easy to see why. Technology is providing venues for new voices to have their say on issues that will have a global impact; the emotions of both the right and the left run high as the country prepares to decide what direction its leadership will take; all while more and more social-media-savvy millennials are reaching voting age.
Tucked away in the student center at University of California Berkeley, the Undocumented Student Programis designed to be a national model. It makes college possible for students without legal status. Meng So runs the program. He’s totally passionate about the work, and insists students here couldn’t wait for national immigration reform. “So we said, as the number one public institution in America, we’re gonna take a lead, and we’re gonna act when others won’t,” said So.
That means: low cost housing, financial aid, and free legal services, on top of the in-state tuition and grants that California offers many undocumented students, who attended three years of high school.
All to support students like sophomore Carlos Hernandez Martinez.