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  1. Phoenix immigration activists on Sunday continued to press U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake for a "clean" Dream Act, flooding his office with calls to legalize the status of young immigrants known as "dreamers" without agreeing to a border wall. The five-hour phone drive, held as part of Promise Arizona's "Souls to the Phones" campaign, aimed to make at least 1,000 calls to the Arizona Republican's office. The effort was set to begin at noon, but the first volunteer showed up at 10 a.m., according to civic-engagement organizer Lupe Conchas. “We’ve had a good 20 people come through and each one of those 20 people, their goal was to do 20 or more calls,” Conchas said about 4 p.m. Sunday. The organization will host a similar effort Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its headquarters, 701 S. First Street. The Promise Arizona campaign is part of a larger push for Congress to adopt legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Flake is a leader of the bipartisan group urging a compromise to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which Trump plans to end March 5. "We’re focusing on Sen. Flake because he has been one of the lead negotiators…and we want to be sure he’s hearing the voices of his entire constituency regarding what they want to see as part of a ‘clean Dream Act,” volunteer organizer Laura Perez said in a statement. A spokesman for Flake did not immediately respond to an email from The Arizona Republic seeking comment. But the senator said Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos " that Democrats and Republicans were "trying to come forward with a compromise," Some Republicans say they will support the Dream Act if the legislation includes a provision to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, while Democrats have argued for the exclusion of border-security measures. "I think we have (found a compromise), and you’ll see that this week," Flake said. The Dream Act debate has intensified since the Trump administration announced in September that it would phase out DACA, the Obama-era program that protected up to 800,000 young migrants from deportation. A federal judge in California recently ordered immigration officials to accept DACA renewal applications until a lawsuit against the Trump administration is settled. The Department of Justice could appeal the judge's order, however. More than 25,000 people in Arizona have received DACA status, which allows them to get a two-year work permit and a Social Security number. A delegation of Arizona dreamers is expected to travel to Washington, D.C., this week to lobby lawmakers. Source:
  2. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she won't back a bill that allows the federal government to spend money unless Congress has a legislative fix to address the legal status of hundreds of thousands of people brought to the country illegally as children. "I will not vote for an end-of-year spending bill until we are clear about what we are going to do to protect and take care of our DACA young people in this country," Harris said. "Each day in the life of these young people is a very long time, and we've got to stop playing politics with their lives." President Trump announced in September that he was giving Congress until March before the program would shutter and recipients would begin losing work permits and protection from deportation. An estimated 200,000 of the nearly 800,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program live in California, giving the Golden State an outsized stake in resolving their legal status. Harris spoke at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday with other members of the California delegation to urge quick action on the issue. "It is absolutely urgent that we pass the legislation," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said. "We are determined that the Dream Act will be the law of the land before the year is out." Democrats and Republicans are negotiating the details of a fix, and when something could pass. Pelosi has hinted that if Republicans don't have the votes within their party to pass the end-of-year spending bill, which Congress has to pass to keep the government open, Democrats will offer their votes — for a price. The Huffington Post reported that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told conservative Republicans behind closed doors this week that a DACA fix could be added to the spending bill, something sure to infuriate some in his party. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said a "bipartisan consensus" is coming together on a DACA solution that will include border security, though he didn’t provide additional details besides no border wall. Durbin said he is aiming to get a DACA fix passed before Congress considers the spending bill, which is expected to be one of the last major things lawmakers do this year, but that many Democrats in the House and Senate share Harris’ sentiment. “There are few opportunities and many things to do before the end of the session, before Christmas. We are seizing any available opportunity to move the Dream Act,” Durbin said. “Many of us feel we couldn’t in good conscience go home for Christmas without seeing this law passed.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that with Trump's urging, Congress should find a fix and there is "no reason not to go ahead." "I view this bill as the most important thing we can get done now — both political parties," Feinstein said. "The president is for it, hopefully he doesn't want an arm and a leg for it, but he understands how important this is and we can get it done." Source:
  3. UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May spoke at a Capitol Hill news conference today (Oct. 25) in support of the Dream Act — legislation that would counteract President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA affords illegal immigrants known as “Dreamers,” who came to the United States as children, the right to stay in the country. But Trump says, no more: DACA ends March 5. “The idea that DACA students could be deported as early as March 6 is chilling to me,” said May, who appeared at the news conference as a representative of the UC system. The news conference, organized by congressional Democrats and carried live on the Senate Democrats YouTube channel, included remarks by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris of California, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, among other representatives. UC Regent Richard Blum also spoke, along with other leaders in higher education, including Chancellor Kristina Johnson of the State University of New York. Two “Dreamers” also gave remarks: Nejvi Bejko, who came with her parents to the United States from Albania at the age of 9 and today is an aspiring designer, a graduate of Michigan State University; and Leezia Dhalla, who was 6 when she moved to Texas with her parents and subsequently graduated from Northwestern University UC Davis ‘Dreamers’ Chancellor May spoke about the “Dreamers” who attend UC Davis, saying “they represent some of our most dedicated and inspirational students.” And those who have graduated, he said, “have blossomed with careers in medicine, law, social work and much more.” Read UC Davis student Karla Ornelas' op-ed in The Sacramento Bee: “A ‘Dreamer’ Wants to Give Back to the Central Valley.” “These students contribute to a rich diversity of cultures and perspectives that is integral to the success of our university as a global university,” May said. “They are paving the future for themselves and their families so they can give back to our society.” The chancellor continued: “We must give the best and brightest a chance to shine, no matter where they happened to be born, or how they were brought here as children. … They deserve to pursue a college education without fear of deportation.” Pelosi: Dream Act will be law by year’s end Trump announced Sept. 5 his decision to rescind DACA and tweeted a few hours later that “Congress now has six months to legalize” the program. A bipartisan slate of legislators already had moved to do just that, through the Dream Act of 2017, introduced in the Senate in July but not yet voted on. “We are determined that this Dream Act will be the law of the land before the end of the year,” Pelosi said at today’s news conference. “We reach out to our Republican colleagues with great anticipation that what they say about supporting the Dreamers will be reflected in their vote on the bill.” She thanked President Trump “for his commitment to support the Dream Act” and added: “He’s told us if it comes to his desk he will sign it.” Source:
  4. Please sign the below petition to legalize Dreamers. Signing will take less than 30 seconds. The only way we will be heard is if we have a voice. Senators will listen to numbers. It will be a shame if we can not get at least 2 million signatures minimum. Think about the education you worked for. Think about your friends. Your future and what you will bring to the US. NO EXCUSE as a dreamer not to sign this! Sign it for the love of this great country. For your job. For your parents and the AMERICAN DREAM. Getting as many signatures as possible should become an obsession. The success of this petition will be a success story of the dreamers. Share on instagram twitter facebook. Post on websites. #lovetheunitedstates.
  5. :) Scholarship Guidelines TheDream.US – A NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR DREAMers UPDATED: January 27, 2014 Introduction TheDream.US is a national scholarship fund for DREAMers1 established by Graham Holdings Company. We provide college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who, without financial aid, cannot afford a college education that will enable them to participate in the American workforce. We partner with quality colleges that focus on college completion and make a commitment to provide comprehensive student support services to TheDream.US Scholars attending their institutions. TheDream.US awards scholarships for tuition and fees to DREAMers who have demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and a high motivation to succeed and are accepted to attend one of our partner colleges. For more information on our partner colleges, click here. This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. The guidelines for the scholarship are set forth below. If you have additional questions, you can go here for Frequently Asked Questions and the answers. Eligibility Applicants to the TheDream.US Scholarship Program must: Be a first time college student (with less than 12 college credits unless those credits were earned in high school) applying to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US participating colleges. Have graduated from a U.S. based high school with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (2.5/4.0) or higher or achieved a U.S. State approved high school equivalency with a score equivalent to 2.5 (2.5/4.0) or higher (Scholarship America will determine whether an applicant’s GED score is equivalent to a 2.5). Meet DACA eligibility criteria (see Have submitted Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or received notification of DACA approval and provide a copy of the DACA approval notification or the receipt for the submission of the DACA application. (Note: Non-U.S. citizens who have received an official Temporary Protected Status designation form the United States may be eligible in certain circumstances.) Awards The Scholarship Award is up to $12,500 for tuition, fees, and books for an associate degree, and up to $25,000 for tuition, fees, and books for a bachelor degree. The amount of each award will be based on the current tuition, fees, and estimated cost of books charged by the participating college in which the Scholar enrolls. DREAMer Scholars will have the following time frames in which to complete their degrees. Using an extended amount of time will not increase the amount of the scholarship: For associate’s candidates, up to three years or until an associate’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. For bachelor’s candidates, up to six years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. DREAMer Scholars who finish their program with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.5/4.0 are eligible to receive a one-time Honors Graduate Award. This Award will be $1,000 for students who complete an associate degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and $2000 for students who complete a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. In order to continue to be eligible to receive the scholarship, DREAMer Scholars must: Maintain a cumulative GPA of “B” (3.0/4.0) or better in the program; Remain continuously enrolled at least part-time2 (at least 6 credits); Remain current on all of your college accounts and charges; Remain DACA eligible, reapply for DACA approval as required, and upon re-application, provide Scholarship America with a copy of the receipt for your DACA application or your DACA approval letter; and Meet other program commitments outlined in the Award Letter. Renewal awards will continue on a term-by-term basis at the amount authorized at the time of enrollment provided the DREAMer Scholar continues to meet the stated renewal eligibility criteria. A DREAMer Scholar enrolled in an associate degree program at a Partner College is eligible to re-apply for the TheDream.US Scholarship to complete a bachelor degree so long as they have met their Scholar Commitments and there is not a break in enrollment. TheDream.US scholarships will be applied based on the charged credit cost, fees, and books for the term for courses that count toward the student’s degree, and cannot be applied to courses that are retaken due to previous failure. Application Process You can apply for the Scholarship by clicking here: You will need to read and agree to a consent statement, supply a unique and valid email address, and create a username and password. You are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship Management Services and TheDream.US Selection Committee. The deadline for submission of your application and supporting documents is March 31, 2014, 11:59 p.m. CST. Required Documents As part of your application, you must also upload or mail the following documents to Scholarship Management Services by March 31, 2014: Identification: A copy of your passport, birth certificate (with translation) plus photo identification, school or military ID with photo, or any U.S. government immigration or other document bearing your name and photo A copy of your DACA approval letter or the receipt for your submission of your DACA application If you are financially dependent on your parents, a copy of the first two pages of your parents’ most recently filed IRS Form 1040; or, if they have not filed an IRS Form, a copy of their most recent W-2 forms, if available (Note: If you are financially independent, provide a copy of the first two pages of your most recently filed IRS Form 1040 or, if you have not filed an IRS Form, a copy of your most recent W-2 form, if available). A copy of your current high school transcript or GED diploma and test scores (your school may send on your behalf) A Letter of Recommendation from someone in the following approved categories who knows you well and can speak to your strengths and weaknesses: school teacher, counselor, or advisor; work or volunteer supervisor; or community organization representative or mentor. Your application is not complete until all materials are received at Scholarship Management Services. The mailing address is provided below. Program Deadline Your application must be submitted by March 31, 2014, by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. Your documents must be uploaded or mailed and postmarked by March 31, 2014. Selection of Recipients Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis on demonstrated academic achievement, clarity of motivation to succeed, and financial need as follows: Demonstrated Financial Need (these scholarships are intended for students who do not have the resources to finance their education without substantial financial support. Applicants must also apply for all other forms of financial aid for which they may be eligible); Academic achievement (we consider grades, GED test scores, commitment to learning, and work ethic); and Motivation to succeed (determination and perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to set and remain focused on goals and to put in the effort needed to meet those goals in the face of obstacles). Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship Management Services and TheDream.US Selection Committee. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final. Notification Applicants will be notified on or before May 15, 2014. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply in future scholarship rounds if they meet eligibility requirements. Payment of Scholarships Scholarship Management Services processes scholarship payments on behalf of TheDream.US. Award payments will be made directly to the participating college in which the student is enrolled, on a term by term basis. Scholar Commitments Being selected as a DREAMer Scholar is an honor and a privilege. In order to make the most of the Scholarship award, DREAMer Scholars are asked to commit to their own academic achievement and success as well as to supporting the academic achievement and success of other DREAMer Scholars. DREAMer Scholars are asked to commit to: Thanking the donors who have made their scholarship possible Building and maintaining a close relationship with their student advisor Developing and using an education plan for completion of their degree Taking advantage of their college’s student support programs Maintaining good attendance and full or part-time enrollment status (at least 6 credits per term) Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better Building and participating in the “National DREAMer Scholars Community” Supporting and improving TheDream.US scholarship program After graduation, keeping TheDream.US informed of their career paths Recipients are required to notify Scholarship Management Services of any changes in address or other relevant information, including a copy of the receipt for the submission of their application for renewal of their DACA status. Revisions TheDream.US reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program. Questions? Contact us. Email: [email protected] Telephone: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the TheDream.US Scholarship Program Mail your required documents to: TheDream.US Scholarship Program Scholarship Management Services One Scholarship Way Saint Peter, MN 56082 (1) DREAMers came to the United States as minors, have graduated from U.S. high schools or earned a U.S. high school equivalency but lack a legal status. This prevents them from accessing any federal aid to help pay for their college education. In order to apply for TheDream.US Scholarship, DREAMers must be DACA eligible and have applied for or received DACA approval. Non-U.S. citizens who have received an official Temporary Protected Status designation form the United States may be eligible in certain circumstances. (2) For purposes of the Scholarship, part-time status requires enrollment in at least 6 credits per term; Partner Colleges may have additional requirements for part-time status.
  6. Still Waiting

    Hello Everyone, First off I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year, I hope your holidays went well. I am writing this post to express my frustration with the wait I've had to endure this past 13 months. I applied for DACA on Nov. 23, 2012 and till this day I haven't received a decision on my case. I have made several service requests, I've sent several emails, tried getting help from my senator, I responded to and R.F.E and still nothing. I reside in Texas and my application is being processed in Nebraska, wtf?! Are any of you still waiting after a year for a decision on their case? Do you live in Texas or any neighboring states and you have you're application being processed in Nebraska or Delaware? If so, what are you doing in regards to the long processing time besides waiting? Is there anything else we can do but wait and hope to get our case resolved? I don't understand why this is taking so long. I know people who applied in 2013 many months after me and received their papers within about 4-5 months. In this year of waiting I turned down better paying jobs including outside my state. I don't know what to do anymore this situation really sucks.
  7. The One Year Club

    Hello Everyone, Today marks the day that USCIS received my application 13 months ago. The wait has been very frustrating to say the least, and the service provided by the operators when I call USCIS has been worse. I have many 3 service requests, I have written to my senator and I have even received a R.F.E and returned it to USCIS over 2 months ago and still nothing. I'm from South Texas and my application is being processed at the Nebraska Service Center, where they don't normally doesn't handle applications from Texas. At this point I'm just giving up hope. I had to turned down better paying jobs, got a ticket for driving with no license and I have to keep explainig to everyone almost everyday when they ask me about my papers. I'm sure there are many of you who are also part of the one year club or who waited almost a year to get your case approved. What steps are you following or followed to help get your case approved? Application Received: Nov. 23, 2012 Date of Biometrics: Dec. 21, 2012 R.F.E. Sent: Sep. 5, 2013 R.F.E. Returned: Oct. 11, 2013 Last Service Request: Dec. 12, 2013 STILL NOTHING
  8. The Wait After Rfe

    USCIS sent me a RFE on Sep. 5 which I responded to on Oct. 9 by sending all the additional evidence they requested. On Oct. 11 I got an email saying that they had received the evidence I sent them which brought me some calm. Its almost been two weeks since they last contacted me. Does anyone know approximately how long it takes for USCIS to make a decision on a case after a RFE has been responded to?
  9. Sonnet Poem

    Hello guys, hope everyone doing well. I was bored and thought to write a quick sonnet poem, it's called "Undocumented Dreamer" hope you'll like it. Undocumented dreamer -Want to fly! not allow to see the air. -Have fuel! can't drive no where - See cops! heart beats 1000 times a minute. -Armpits sweat hotter than a fire pit - Educated ? Yes! well no equal opportunities - Grants, scholarships or aids are your penalties. - Too much knowledge, can't be explore - Luck lower than the deepest ocean floor -Struggle days turn into years, - Soul and ego expands to dark fears - Offsprings's future clearer than ice -Their legacies would not be chosen by a dice. - American dream is sophisticated - Being legal is charm . Ms. Diop
  10. As per (Click for story) FIU is the first public university in Florida to offer in-state tuition to students who have qualified for Deferred Action. Before this decision was made this spring, local undocumented students had to pay out-of-state tuition. Thanks to the decision, DACAmented students will only have to pay approximately one-third of the price of out-of-state tuition... Therefore, if you live in FL, and are DACAmented, Get Educated! Click HERE for the article on Click HERE for the original article in the Sun Sentinel (increased coverage and more information). Super proud of the Alma Mater... Go Panthers! (Class of 2011)
  11. Young Immigrants Say It’s Obama’s Time to Act By JULIA PRESTON NEW HAVEN — It has been a good year for young immigrants living in the country without legal papers, the ones who call themselves Dreamers. Their protests and pressure helped push President Obama to offer many of them reprieves from deportation. So far about 310,000 youths have emerged from the shadows to apply, with numbers rising rapidly. Door-knocking campaigns led by those immigrants, who could not vote, mobilized many Latinos who could, based in no small part on the popularity of the reprieve program. After Latinos rewarded Mr. Obama with 71 percent of their votes, the president said one of the first items on his agenda next year would be a bill to legalize 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, which would offer a path to citizenship for young people. Behind the political momentum, administration officials and advocates say, is an extensive and surprisingly adroit movement of youthful immigrants. Because of their illegal status, however, they have often been more influential than they have been visible. In the past two years, they pursued their goal of legal recognition through a calibrated strategy of quiet negotiations, public “coming-out” events where youths declared their status, and escalating street protests. Now, movement leaders say, it is payback time. When Congress last debated broad reform, in 2007, populist energy was on the side of those opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants. Angry resistance from Republicans defeated a legalization proposal by President George W. Bush. This time the young immigrants are the rising force, and they seek legislation to give them a direct and permanent path to citizenship. But recalling that Mr. Obama also promised at the start of his first term to move swiftly on immigration overhaul, they say their attitude toward him is wait-and-see. “People are not going to hug the president right now,” said Carlos Saavedra, 26, an immigrant from Peru and national coordinator of United We Dream, the largest network of young immigrants here illegally. “They are waiting for him to take some action.” This weekend, United We Dream will gather more than 600 leaders (most still without legal status) from 30 states at a meeting in Kansas City, Mo., to work out their strategy to keep the heat on the White House and Congress during the coming immigration fight. Even some adversaries acknowledge the youth movement’s successes. “They have framed their story in a very popular way, and they’ve leveraged that story very effectively,” said Roy S. Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, a leading group opposing amnesty. There have been other banner moments this year for young people who take their name from the Dream Act, a bill before Congress that would create a formal path to citizenship for young people here illegally who came to this country as children. In June, Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist born in the Philippines, appeared on the cover of Time magazine along with a dozen others without legal status. In August, Benita Veliz, who is from Mexico, spoke at the Democratic National Convention about growing up without legal status. Overcoming Fear The high profile is recent for organizers whose work has often been clandestine. In the early years of the movement, even convening a meeting was a challenge, since so many youths, lacking papers, could not fly or drive without risking deportation. “They put at risk their own safety and being sent back to a country they haven’t seen since they were in diapers,” said Angela Kelley, an advocate and veteran of many immigration wars on Capitol Hill, now at the Democratic-leaning Center for American Progress in Washington. For many Dream leaders, activism began in the last years of high school, when they realized that their status might prevent them from going to college. Here in New Haven, Lorella Praeli, the director of advocacy for United We Dream, said she was 2 years old when she came from Peru. Her father brought her for medical treatment after her leg was amputated following a car crash. Ms. Praeli attended Quinnipiac University on scholarship, and she graduated last year with honors. Now 24, she said exasperation with Congress’s inaction on the Dream Act propelled her to join the movement. Mr. Saavedra, from Boston, was in high school in 2004 when he joined a campaign for an in-state resident college tuition discount for illegal immigrants in Massachusetts. He said he became a full-time activist after the bill passed the state legislature but was vetoed by the governor, Mitt Romney. Gaby Pacheco, 27, originally from Ecuador, hoped to teach children with autism, but without papers could not be certified. In 2010 she joined a four-month protest walk from her home in Miami to Washington with three other students. In California, Justino Mora, 23 and Mexican-born, was an honors student and track team captain in high school. Because of his status, Mr. Mora said, he had to postpone college studies in aerospace engineering. He joined a California branch of the Dream network. The leaders had another moment of truth when they publicly revealed their illegal status. Ms. Praeli’s moment came before television cameras at a news conference called at the last minute in New Haven in 2010. “I wasn’t prepared and I’m thinking, I haven’t even talked to my mom yet,” she said. Improvising, she recounted her personal story. Soon, she felt relief. “Once you’re out in public,” she said, “there is no hiding, there is no fake narrative. The overwhelming feeling is, I don’t have to worry about being someone I’m not.” The Power of Stories United We Dream was founded in 2009 by local groups that banded together into a national network. The leaders realized that encouraging young people to recount the stories of their lives in hiding and of their thwarted aspirations could be liberating for them, and also compelling for skeptical Americans. Now, in tactical sessions, young immigrants are trained to tell their stories to anyone who will listen, from a voter to a United States senator. Two years ago Dreamer groups began holding coming-out ceremonies where students defied the immigration authorities with signs announcing they were “undocumented and unafraid.” “One of our successes has been that we have created a shared identity about being a Dreamer,” said Cristina Jimenez, 28, who was born in Ecuador and graduated from Queens College in New York and is now the managing director of United We Dream. A turning point for the movement was the lame-duck session of Congress in late 2010. The Dream Act passed the House of Representatives. In the Senate, it failed by five votes. More than 200 immigrants watched from the Senate gallery. “A lot of us stepped out of the gallery and we were crying,” Ms. Praeli said. “And it was like that, I think, for five minutes. And then the attitude just changed.” Many left Washington feeling more determined, she said. Ms. Pacheco said she concluded that day that it was time to shift strategies. The House majority would pass to Republicans, who rejected the Dream Act as a reward to immigrant lawbreakers. The movement would have to concentrate on the president, Ms. Pacheco believed, to press him to stop deportations using executive powers. In a meeting after the vote with Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, Ms. Pacheco said she grabbed him and whispered in his ear. “You know the president has the power to stop deporting us,” she said. “You know you could tell him to do this.” Startled, Mr. Reid gave her a hug and walked away. November 30, 2012
  12. Hi my name is Valery,17 and a Junior in High School. I take IB Art, which is the equivalent to college art, at such a young age I'm happy to take such high level course. I'm assigned to do 3 Studio pieces every 9 weeks and my next topic is all about Dreamers. I've got a layout for my next piece but i need help from fellow dreamers. Here's what I need A Profile Picture ( Front View picture) (Only from head to your chest. not full body) A statement. ( Ex: I have a dream of becoming...; or Finally we are given a chance. or Thank you Obama) Any Type of Statement of how happy you are with the Deferred Action or your future plans or anything will be accepted. Now you don't need to give me your name unless you want to. if so only provide your first name. Other than that everyone's identity will be kept anonymous. **Your Full Image Won't Be Use,Only A Small Section.** maybe your eyes, nose or just you etc. Just so y'all get an idea of how your image will be used here is a picture, mine will be hand drawn but this shows the concept. For those who would like to help me out Please Send me a Private Message with your picture and Statement. Also please let others know i need about 50 images to make a Guy version and a girl Version. And When i finish it i'll be sure contact you so you get to see how your picture was used. Please help me. Thank you.
  13. Hi my name is Valery,17 and a Junior in High School. I take IB Art, which is the equivalent to college art, at such a young age I'm happy to take such high level course. I'm assigned to do 3 Studio pieces every 9 weeks and my next topic is all about Dreamers. I've got a layout for my next piece but i need help from fellow dreamers. Here's what I need A Profile Picture ( Front View picture) A statement. ( Ex: I have a dream of becoming...; Finally we are given a chance.) Any Type of Statement of how happy you are with the Deferred Action or anything will be accepted. Now you don't need to give me your name unless you want to. if so only provide your first name. Other than that everyone's identity will be kept anonymous. **Your Full Image Won't Be Use,Only A Small Section.** Just so y'all get an idea of how your image will be used here is a picture, mine will be hand drawn but this shows the concept.,1303063165,1/stock-photo-human-face-made-of-several-different-people-artistic-concept-collage-75447187.jpg For those who would like to help me out Please Send me a Private Message with your picture and Statement. Also please let others know i need about 50 images to make a Guy version and a girl Version. And When i finish it i'll be sure contact you so you get to see how your picture was used. Please help me. Thank you.
  14. Prospective College DREAMERS

    Hey Dreamers! As our opportunities begin to grow with deferred action, I was wondering if any of you are high school seniors or are planning to pursue a college degree. I know we can't get federal financial aid, but can we qualify for work study programs or in-state tuition? What do you all plan to do to offset the cost of an inevitably high tuition rate?
  15. What do we write for question #9 "Country of Residence" Do we write mexico or U.S. or what do we write? Also for question #13 "initial date entry into the U.S." What do i write if i only remember the Month and year, but not the exact date? Would really appreciate it if you could answer my question, thanks in advance.