New Loan Program Helps Undocumented Immigrants
New Loan Program Helps Undocumented Immigrants
By Cristina Arreola | 10/08/2013 - 14:17

Alejandra Salas was born in Mexico, but moved to the United States when she was just one year old. Although not technically a citizen, she grew up thinking she was an American.

That is, until she tried to get a part-time job as a teenager. 


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Eric Cantor Says DREAMers Shouldn't Be "Kids Without a Country"
WATCH: Eric Cantor Says DREAMers Shouldn't Be "Kids Without a Country"
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/01/2013 - 15:23

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made a plea for children of undocumented immigrants to gain citizenship on Saturday while being interviewed at the Aspen Ideas Festival.


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College Graduates
Senator Proposes Adding Graduation Requirement to Dream Act
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/07/2013 - 10:27

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, one of the more conservative Democrats in the Senate, is proposing that the Dream Act toughen educational requirements.


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Undocumented Immigrants Protest Outside the Democratic National Convention
Undocumented Immigrants Arrested at DNC Released
By Samantha Leal | 09/06/2012 - 09:56

The ten undocumented immigrants arrested outside of the Democratic National Convention were released from custody hours later by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reports USA Today.


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Rosario Dawson during a protest outside the Democratic National Convention
Rosario Dawson Shows Support For Arrested Undocumented Activists
By Samantha Leal | 09/05/2012 - 09:41

Ten riders on the "UndocuBus", a month-long immigrant rights campaign that shuttled undocumented immigrants to areas of protest, were arrested by police near the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to Univision. The stop was the final stop for the UndocuBus, as it made its way from Arizona through eleven states.


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Woman Filling Out Forms
Some Undocumented Immigrants Waiting to Apply for Deferred Deportation Program
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2012 - 18:00

While some are working on applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, enacted by President Obama, others are waiting until after this year's election to start on their applications, according to newamericanmedia.org. They believe the program won't continue unless Obama is reelected, and are waiting to see the results of this year's election. 


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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant
Mississippi Joins Other States in Denying Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/24/2012 - 16:00

Mississippi is joining other states that will deny benefits to undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program enacted by President Obama, according to Fox News Latino.


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Woman Filling Out Forms
Deferred Action Applicant: "After the Two Years, What’s Going to Happen to Me?"
By Lourdes Medrano | 08/21/2012 - 14:00

Since President Obama’s new "deferred action" program went into effect last week, thousands of young, undocumented Latinos have lined up to apply for it, even as uncertainty builds over the controversial measure.

Immigrant advocacy groups, which are offering workshops and other assistance to people who may be eligible for the program that allows those who entered the country illegally as minors to stay for at least two years, say interest is high despite concerns that disclosing people’s status to the federal government could be risky.


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President Barack Obama, GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney
Election 2012: Is the Deportation Announcement a Game Changer?
By Viviana Hurtado | 06/21/2012 - 15:00

Latinos’ enthusiasm and energy after President Obama announced young student or military illegal immigrants would not be deported could have powered a small city for a month. Now the devil is in the details: how is the policy going to be rolled out? What guidance will be given to those charged with executing the President’s vision such as law enforcement and government lawyers? What if Governor Mitt Romney beats President Obama – will those who come forward be thrown out of the country or left to languish for months in immigration clinks?


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Dream Act Supporters Protest in Florida
Dream Act Supporters Sue U.S. Senate
By Samantha Leal | 05/16/2012 - 12:49

Dream Act supporters are hitting the courts again – this time, to prove that the cloture vote that killed it in 2010 was unconstitutional, reports Huffington Post.


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