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DREAM Act: Obama stops deportation of children of illegal immigrants | Washington Times Communities

DREAM Act: Obama stops deportation of children of illegal immigrants | Washington Times Communities | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
First, this is only a baby step forward, but it is a step. And since the DREAM Act has a snowball’s chance on a Florida beach and is long overdue, it was time Obama did what Congress is unwilling to do.

Second, the Hispanic vote, which went for Obama by 67 percent last time around, is eroding bit by bit and yet Latino voters are squarely behind the DREAM Act. In fact, the American people are over overwhelmingly behind it.

Third, the DREAM Act (the original one) would help reduce the federal deficit by $2.2 billion over ten years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

At the rate we are going, we will have a shortfall of college educated workers by 2025 and with nearly 32% of science and engineering grads being Hispanic, DREAMers would be a boon, not a drag on the U.S. economy. In fact it’s estimated that DREAMers, over the course of their working lives, would create between $1.4 and $3.6 trillion in taxable income.
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Op-Ed: Abused Immigrant Women Forced to Keep Quiet or Else Be Deported

Op-Ed: Abused Immigrant Women Forced to Keep Quiet or Else Be Deported | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Too many immigrant women have had to make the choice between protecting themselves or keeping their families together.
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Maryland's Dream Act is an answer to prayers for many children of illegal immigrants

Maryland's Dream Act is an answer to prayers for many children of illegal immigrants | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Last month, like many other hopeful parents, I had the wonderful pleasure of taking my two daughters back to school. In doing so, I dream about their potential and about what the future year holds...
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Jorge Ramos Goes on Colbert Report, Leaves Colbert Speechless — Immigration Reform | America's Voice

Jorge Ramos Goes on Colbert Report, Leaves Colbert Speechless — Immigration Reform | America's Voice | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
The last time we saw Jorge Ramos, he was earning serious street cred grilling Mitt Romney and Barack Obama  about their respective immigration policies and immigration missteps, asking Romney not once but four times what he would do with Obama’s program...
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Many young immigrants skeptical of work permit program

Many young immigrants skeptical of work permit program | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Daniel Gonzales was only 11 or 12, so details are fuzzy. He remembers two strangers came to his grandmother's door in Bolivia, drove him to the airport in La Paz, and put him...
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Insight on Immigration: Children of deportees

Insight on Immigration: Children of deportees | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
The U-T immigration panel on what to do with the children of deportees, who are often left in the U.S. without a parent or who are taken to Mexico.
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Florida Can't Charge Kids With Undocumented Parents More Tuition, Judge Says - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0

Florida Can't Charge Kids With Undocumented Parents More Tuition, Judge Says - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0 | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Wendy Ruiz was born and raised in Miami. She's a full U.S. citizen, with a birth certificate, a voter registration...
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Opinion: The High Price of Immigration Enforcement Without Immigration Reform

Opinion: The High Price of Immigration Enforcement Without Immigration Reform | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Hard-line immigration policies have not only devastated and separated families but have also begun to shape family life for entire communities with immigrants in a very negative way, be they undocumented or not.
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Detained immigrants losing kids

Detained immigrants losing kids | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Because Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Child Protective Services lack procedures for handling such cases, the parents are penalized for not filing time-sensitive forms, or attending custody court dates, which often results in the loss of...
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A Child's Experience of Immigration in The Distance Between Us

A Child's Experience of Immigration in The Distance Between Us | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
I recently finished reading a new book that I keep thinking about. It is The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande, and it’s a devastating memoir about the rifts caused by immigration.
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When did undocumented kids become Moby-Dick? | Commentary

When did undocumented kids become Moby-Dick?  | Commentary | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
When Gov. Jan Brewer speedily signed an executive order banning driver’s licenses to “DREAMer” undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits under a new White House program, I found myself “growing grim about the mouth” like a certain protagonist...
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Growing up American

Growing up American | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Our view: President Obama's order allowing the children of undocumented immigrants to work and go to school without fear of deportation recognizes they are an asset, not a threat
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Securing the American Dream for the Children of Unauthorized Immigrants - On August 15 th the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will publish guidelines and begin accepting requests...

Securing the American Dream for the Children of Unauthorized Immigrants - On August 15 th  the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will publish guidelines and begin accepting requests... | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it

I was one of very few elected Republican leaders to applaud this move and am convinced that what we did in Utah in 2011 regarding comprehensive, pragmatic and compassionate reform played a key role in the decision of the federal government to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” in deferring deportation action on DREAMers.
Read more: Utah Policy - Securing the American Dream for the Children of Unauthorized Immigrants

 

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Deported Mexican returns to U.S. to fight for custody of kids

Deported Mexican returns to U.S. to fight for custody of kids | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
An immigrant deported to Mexico who is fighting to keep custody of his three children received humanitarian permission to return to the United States to continue his court battle in North Carolina.
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Unaccompanied migrant youth in U.S. detention centers rises 50%

Unaccompanied migrant youth in U.S. detention centers rises 50% | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Gang violence in Central America has led to a startling increase in the number of children who make the dangerous journey across the Mexican border alone in search of asylum in the United States, according to a report by the Women's Refugee...
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Dems hammer Romney on deportation waivers for young illegal immigrants - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

Dems hammer Romney on deportation waivers for young illegal immigrants - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Leading Democrats are attacking GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for his evolving position on President Obama's new program to halt deportations for some young illegal immigrants.
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Romney would end Obama immigration policy - The Sacramento Bee

Romney would end Obama immigration policy - The Sacramento Bee | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would end an Obama administration policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work, though anyone already granted a reprieve from possible deportation wouldn't see that...
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Mitt Romney would preserve President Obama’s executive order protecting young illegal immigrants from deportation

Mitt Romney would preserve President Obama’s executive order protecting young illegal immigrants from deportation | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney says he would not revoke temporary deportation exemptions granted to young illegal immigrants under an executive action by President Obama, but he also would not issue new protective documents if elected.
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Limits Placed on Immigrants in Health Care Law

Limits Placed on Immigrants in Health Care Law | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
The White House says that those young illegal immigrants who will be eligible for delayed deportation will not be covered under the new health care law.
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Poverty is what plagues our schools

Poverty is what plagues our schools | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Are American schools the best in the world? The answer is a resounding maybe — which is good news indeed for this back-to-school season.Beating up on public education is practically our national sport.
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Gay, Latino activists form coalition to promote Maryland ballot measures

Gay, Latino activists form coalition to promote Maryland ballot measures | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Community leaders launched a campaign to support each other’s initiatives on Md.’s ballot.
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GOP Candidate Answers Question Romney Evades

GOP Candidate Answers Question Romney Evades | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
Ted Cruz, a Republican senatorial candidate from Texas, said Monday he thinks presidential candidate Mitt Romney should end President Barack Obama's deferred action policy, going beyond Romney's line that he doesn't need to because he'll fix the...
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Immigration: Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids? - The Economic Times

Immigration: Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids? - The Economic Times | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
It's a question thousands of other families are wrestling with as a record number of deportations means record numbers of American children being left without a parent.
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Watch Our New Video! Mitt Romney’s Immigration Promises — Immigration Reform | America's Voice

Watch Our New Video! Mitt Romney’s Immigration Promises — Immigration Reform | America's Voice | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
This week, Americans witnessed history as young DREAMers began applying for deferred action under the policy announced by President Obama.
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For young illegal immigrants, a day of hugs, smiles, joy ... and qualms

For young illegal immigrants, a day of hugs, smiles, joy ... and qualms | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it

Young DREAMers began applying Wednesday under Obama's miniature DREAM Act, which offers exemption from deportation for at least two years. There was rejoicing among them, but also apprehension.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Who Can Be Considered? | The White House

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Who Can Be Considered? | The White House | Immigration and Children | Scoop.it
The U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services today begins accepting requests for consideration of deferred action, which could enable people who arrived in this country as children to receive employment authorization for two years...
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