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Girl, Undocumented | Jerk Magazine

Girl, Undocumented | Jerk Magazine | Immigration | Scoop.it
In 2011, Georgina Perez initiated one of the most elaborate protests in youth-led immigrant rights activism. Today, she studies at Syracuse University—still not a citizen, and still fighting for justice.

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This story brought tears to my eyes from the first time I saw it broad cast on the news. No matter how many times I read it or how long I go without reading her story it gets me every time. Georgina and her friends protested for equality in their education and their life's. As a undocumented student I have refused till this day to participate in civil disobedience or any rally, because I believe that our voice could be heard other wise. I feel this way, because I am fortunate to live in a state that is less anti-immigration. If i would live in Georgia or Arizona I would not think twice about civil disobedience. It is frustrating that our voice aren't heard, that we are treated like criminals, that we are penalized for something we didn't do. Georgina is a an example to follow and a true leader to the undocumented population. 

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Opinion: Progress on immigration reform but DREAMers face challenges applying to college

Opinion: Progress on immigration reform but DREAMers face challenges applying to college | Immigration | Scoop.it
With the immigration debate in full swing, there seems to be an apparent light at the end of the tunnel … Read More

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This article makes me realize just how much progress the undocumented student population has made from last year. It's almost a year ago that this article was written, the laws still made it difficult for undocumented students to receive financial aid. Although federal financial aid isn't available to these students yet, there is now a resource for a percentage of this population, the state DREAM ACTS that exist in a few countries. Although this article doesn't go in depth about the fear the students and there families face it does demonstrate that there is a fear that holds them from asking for help and knowing what they are eligible for. 

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Get The Facts On The DREAM Act | The White House

Get The Facts On The DREAM Act | The White House | Immigration | Scoop.it
As congress prepares to vote on the DREAM Act, we lay out why the DREAM Act is good for our economy, good for our security and good for our nation.

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This article takes my research back to the end of 2010 when it was near time to vote on the DREAM ACT the article explains thoroughly why the legislation should pass and what are the benefits. Reading this allows me to recall exactly why i took the position i took when the legislation was introduced and it is going to be a good foundation regardless where i choose to go with the topic of undocumented students. 

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Kristina Robertson's curator insight, July 27, 2013 7:40 PM

Many people don't know the basics of the DREAM Act - it is not a free loan program for undocumented students - it is not a gift for those who broke the law.  The DREAM Act is a chance for Americans to invest in bright, dedicated young people who will make this country a better place through educational opportunity.

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No Papers, No Fear - Ride for Justice

No Papers, No Fear - Ride for Justice | Immigration | Scoop.it
We will remain in the shadows no longer. Our families are being torn apart. Our presence is being criminalized. This summer we ride for justice.

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Wow I am so inspired and touched by what this group of immigrants have done. It is truly admiring that they truly embraced and project the meaning of being undocumented and unafraid. It takes a lot of courage to step out of the shadows and challenge authorities, but it is it takes even more courage to face those US citizens who are against them being here. From the design on the bus to the souls of this people it is all extremely emotional to me. I always knew that there was people that were against immigration, but never did i think that it was to a point where Americans are inhumane and disrespectful. Destroying a bus of dreams is beyond what my heart could ever expect from a country i call home and the people i have been raised with. I just refuse to believe it...

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10 Reasons We Need The DREAM Act | The White House

10 Reasons We Need The DREAM Act | The White House | Immigration | Scoop.it
The DREAM Act is common-sense legislation that will give young people who grew up in the United States a chance to contribute to our nation by pursuing a higher education or serving in the U.S. armed forces.

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This website is very reliable and i don't think i would've ever looked into this website, because i don't really tend to be interested in the what goes on in the white house. This article pinpoints big picture reasons of why the DREAM ACT was necessary. A lot of the reasons are connected to American history and laws that are a part of America. In other words it is a "we did before, so why not again? what is the difference? "  

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Atlas DIY's curator insight, March 9, 2013 12:18 PM

10 reasons why we need the Dream Act - from the white house blog