Tuesday, December 21, 2010

DREAM Act Article Round-up December

DREAM Act Protestor in Lucha Libre Mask and Sombrero, Phoenix, AZ

21 Dec 2010 Census Impact on Politics; Next Moves for Immigration Reform:
The 2010 Census data are to be released later, and will determine how Congressional districts shift for the next ten years, and the Senate's being blocked from voting on the "Dream Act" means advocates for and against immigration reform will regroup for next year.
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19 Dec 2010 Living at the intersection of yes and no:
"On Saturday, December 18, the United States Senate voted to block the DREAM Act from moving further in its path to citizenship. It immediately followed with a historic vote to dump the horrid Don't Ask Don't Tell law.

As a queer Latina, I found myself in the same quandary as the night Prop 8 won and Barack Obama was elected President. I didn't know whether to cry or dance, weep or shout, be enraged or engaged. Instead I made cookies.
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8 Dec 2010 House passes DREAM Act:
"By a 216-198 vote, the House passed the DREAM Act on Wednesday night, a measure that would grant conditional residency to those brought to the U.S. before the age of 15 if they complete two years of college or military service.

Southern Arizona's Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords, both Democrats, supported the measure.

The law will be considered by the Senate on Thursday. Senate Republicans have vowed to block any floor votes before Bush-era tax cuts are extended. A test vote on the bill was postponed Wednesday."
Continue reading via Tucson Sentinel...

3 Dec 2010 DREAM Act Fact Sheet:

Bill provides a path to citizenship that must be earned

"Congress is set to consider the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, in the lame duck session. The bill would provide legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children provided they meet certain strict conditions. The bill is supported across the political spectrum and it promotes hard work and the notion that you can be successful no matter where you were born or who your parents are."
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2 Dec 2010 Last push for DREAM Act:

"It’s a now-or-never moment for the DREAM act, a bill that would provide a conditional path to citizenship for certain immigrant youth. The bill’s prospects won’t improve with next Congress’ influx of Republican legislators, and thousands of undocumented students and their bipartisan supporters are urging the Senate to pass DREAM. But as the Senate appears ready to finally vote on the landmark bill, state lawmakers are moving in the exact opposite direction.

But while obstinate lawmakers doggedly push for SB 1070-styled legislation, evidence is mounting that such draconian measures are fiscally irresponsible.

As Marcos Restrepo reports at the American Independent, a new study commissioned by the Center for American Progress reveals that Arizona has lost $400 million in economic output and $130 million in earnings as a result of SB 1070-provoked conference cancellations alone. Defending the measure, moreover, has already cost the state more than $1 million — a bill other states can anticipate footing should they move forward with similar legislation."
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