Monday, August 19, 2013
While Congress may be unable to pass the DREAM Act, or immigration reform, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been quite successful. Hareth Andrade discusses her experience with the program and what it means to the undocumented youth community. 23 year-old Hina Naveed is Pakistani. Here family moved here from Dubai in 2001. She shares her DACA experience as well.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
On Sunday, January 20th, President Obama was officially sworn in to his second term as president, but yesterday he shared his moment with the public at the inauguration ceremony. There were many great moments of the entire day, but Obama’s speech is what most people were waiting for (that and Beyonce’s singing of course)!
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Immigration has become one of the biggest issues this election season. Daniel Kanstroom, Professor of Law at Boston College and the author of “Aftermath” questions the effectiveness of deportation as an immigration policy.
Friday, June 22, 2012
A week after President Barack Obama announced his administration's policy shift on immigration, politicians and community leaders surrounded Congressman Charlie Rangel to praise his work on immigration reform.
Friday, May 04, 2012
As we saw with campaign finance, the Republican-controlled state Senate may be the place where issues close to Democrats' hearts, like the DREAM fund, go to die.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Virginia state lawmakers are debating a bill that would amend state law to prevent undocumented immigrants from enrolling in public state colleges and universities. Passage of the bill would make Virginia the fourth state to prevent, in one way or another, undocumented students from attending state schools. This comes a month after the defeat of the DREAM Act in Congress, which would have allowed some undocumented immigrants to attain legal status by attending college or serving in the military.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The price of oil now tops $90 a barrel for the first time since the early days of the financial crisis; the Election Board in Chicago is expected to allow former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to run for mayor.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
More unauthorized immigrants have been deported from the United States since 2008 than in any another two-year period in the country's history. Just this past Saturday, the so-called Dream Act, which would have offered a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who came here as minors, was stalled in the Senate over a vote to bring it to the floor. Why have the past two years been so particularly tough on illegal immigration? And what, if anything, are the next steps for immigration reform?
Monday, December 13, 2010
Many Congressional Democrats are not happy with President Obama's compromise with Republicans on extending tax cuts. House Democrats showed that by voting not to bring up the tax bill last week. Callie Crossley, host of the Callie Crossley Show on WGBH in Boston, and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, look at how the Senate plans to vote today on the bill.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Yesterday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the Dream Act, which would allow certain illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors a chance to become U.S. citizens, if they enter college or military service. Those eligible are people who were brought into the U.S. before they were 16, have been living here for at least five years, and have earned a high school diploma. In order to gain citizenship, they would have to join the military for two years, or attend a four year college for two years.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Yesterday, the Senate voted against taking up a military bill that includes the DREAM Act and a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Ben Smith, senior political writer at Politico, discusses the vote and politics at play. Plus, your take on this morning's surprising Paladino-Cuomo poll - it's closer than almost anyone expected.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A new AP-Univision poll says more than eight out of ten Latinos in America believe the most important goal for high school graduates is to continue their educations. 94 percent of the more than 1,500 Latinos polled said they expect their children to go to college.