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July 06, 2011

Michelle Rhee Tells Congress: Pass the DREAM Act

In an online essay, the former District of Columbia schools chancellor says the DREAM Act, which seeks to give undocumented immigrant students a path to citizenship, is "good for kids and good for our country."

June 28, 2011

U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on the DREAM Act

Senate Democrats and members of the Obama Administration made a pitch for passage of the DREAM Act at a hearing today before the Senate judiciary committee.

June 27, 2011

A Prominent U.S. Journalist Comes Out as Undocumented

The courage of several undocumented students who walked from Miami to Washington last year to push for passage of the DREAM Act inspired Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Vargas admitted he is undocumented in an essay published in the New York Times.

June 20, 2011

Author Says U.S. Immigration Levels Have Been Flat Since 2000

The rate of immigration accelerated in the United States over the 1990s but has been level since 2000, a demographer said this morning at a forum hosted by the University of Southern California.

June 10, 2011

New Alabama Law Requires Schools to Ask Immigration Status

Alabama's governor Robert Bentley, a Republican, signed a law yesterday that requires schools to determine the immigration status of students.

June 02, 2011

5th Grader's Poem: 'He Loved America Both Good and Bad'

A California 5th grader's poem about her grandfather, an immigrant from China, has been selected as the winning entry for the "Celebrate America" contest sponsored by the American Immigration Council.

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.

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