Follow posts tagged #the dream act in seconds.Sign up
also, I’m a little (a lot) concerned about the new executive order about immigration.
Everyone keeps saying that “this is not a path to citizenship or permanent residency”, like that’s a good thing.
So what’s going to happen when someone’s two years are up? When the work authorization expires? If this isn’t a path to receiving some other, more trustworthy papers, what exactly is the undocumented worker going to do? Go back to being undocumented? After two years of living openly?
Like, is this just a cheap ploy to get Latino votes, or is this actually going to help people? Are we going to forget all about these kids after Obama wins the election?
“The only Dream Act worth passing is simple. It tells high schoolers who want to make something of themselves, for the good of the country, to go ahead. Join the military or go to college and take your place as full-fledged citizens in the only country you know. That Republicans reject this shows how far they have strayed from American ideals of assimilation and welcome.”—A Dream Act Without the Dream - NYTimes.com
“Students paying out-of-state tuition attending California schools filed a lawsuit in the Yolo County State Superior Court (Martinez v. Regents, No. CV 05-2064), claiming that education officials violated the IIRIRA by offering in-state tuition to unauthorized immigrant students while continuing to charge U.S. citizens out-of-state tuition rates. The complaint was filed against the University of California, California State University, and state community college systems, who offered in-state tuition to unauthorized immigrant students following Assembly Bill 540, enacted in October 2001. On October 6, 2006, Judge Thomas E. Warriner upheld the schools' decision to grant eligibility to unauthorized immigrant students for in-state tuition. In September, 2008, a California appeals court reinstated the lawsuit and returned it for consideration in Yolo County Superior Court. In November, 2010, the California Supreme Court upheld the state’s method for providing in-state tuition to unauthorized immigrant students and ruled it did not conflict with federal law. An appeal was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. On June 6, 2011, the Supreme Court declined to review the ruling.”—This actually makes me rage. If the undocumented immigrant resides in-state and qualifies for the Dream Act (which requires five years of residence in the US prior to enactment of the act), then who the hell are you to try and hike their tuition?
“It’s important because it represents one of the most important arenas in the ongoing struggle for civil rights in this country and particularly for those of us who have a history of struggling for civil rights—I’m speaking very specifically about the African-American community—it is our responsibility to support.”—
Angela Davis on the Dream Act
The media deems it a “Latino” issue, but it’s not. It’s a moral one. And we have an obligation to demand it.
(This is much overdue) Well, well, well. It seems that after all the cuts and dizziness, all the sleepless nights crying in my mom’s arms, all the temptation to be blissfully stupid, emotionless days where I felt like a giant question mark (which pretty much describes my entire youth, minus the good days)…things actually turned out alright. I have the option of scholarships. I will probably go to college. Might be a shitty one that I can afford but hey, a degree is a degree, who the fuck cares at this point, ey, Dreamers? Everything counts. I finally feel as if I actually exist. And while I’m appreciating things, I must express my inexplainable happiness towards the fact that The XX is coming. I’ve been checking to see if they were coming for almost 3 years. I introduced all my friends to them. They associate The XX with me. Every meaningful event in my highschool life has an XX song to go along with it. The first time I rode a public bus, the first time I rode a metro, first time I dyed my hair, when I discovered I loved film and wanted to be a film student, when I found a group of people I felt I truly belonged in, the first time I cuddled with a guy I really liked, and so much more. I’m going, and I will cry so much. To conclude, I actually feel okay. (And none of you motherfuckers are gonna cause even a blink of an eye.)