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May 10, 2011

President Obama Vows to 'Keep Fighting' for the DREAM Act

In a speech today in El Paso, Texas, arguing for comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama said "we're going to keep fighting for the DREAM Act."

May 10, 2011

Feds: Schools Are Obliged to Educate the Undocumented

The federal government is trying to make it absolutely clear that schools must enroll children regardless of their immigration status and that they shouldn't be carrying out any practices that would discourage immigrant families from having their children participate in school.

February 14, 2011

Immigrants in 'New-Destination' States

South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee had the fastest growing foreign-born populations from 2000 to 2009, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute of immigration trends.

February 07, 2011

The Face of the Undocumented Isn't Only a Star Student

A researcher from the University of Washington has published findings that show many undocumented students aren't honor students, nor do their schools support them to do well academically.

February 04, 2011

Undocumented Students May Get In-State Tuition Rates in Colorado

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would give undocumented students in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

January 26, 2011

Obama Calls for Congress to Address Illegal Immigration

In his State of the Union address last evening, President Barack Obama urged Congress to take on the issue of illegal immigration, implying that addressing that issue would include passage of the DREAM Act.

January 25, 2011

How Should the U.S. Treat 'Unaccompanied Minors'?

Considering the "best interests" of a child is not a formal precept in immigration and asylum law regarding the U.S. treatment of minors who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border without the company of their parents, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.

January 04, 2011

Report Says Most Countries Aren't 'Managing' Migration Well

Most countries of the world, including industrialized countries, don't have the capacity to effectively handle migration, according to a report by the International Organization for Migration.

December 18, 2010

Senate Effectively Kills DREAM Act for Lame-Duck Session

In a procedural vote today, the U.S. Senate effectively killed the chances of the DREAM Act passing in the current lame-duck session of Congress.

December 17, 2010

Duncan Calls for Senate to Pass DREAM Act Before Adjourning

Expecting the U.S. Senate to cast a procedural vote on the DREAM Act tomorrow, the U.S. Secretary of Education urged senators to pass legislation that would give some undocumented youths a path to legalization.

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