A letter from our university presidents: “Why we support the DREAM Act”

In the university admissions process, we do not judge a student based on his or her immigration status. Instead, we look for talent. We scrutinize SAT/ACT scores and grade point averages. We read thousands of essays. We seek out leaders and community servants. And every year, undocumented students are admitted to our colleges, fair and square. Many undocumented […]

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“I named my hamster Kirk”

It has taken us a few days to recover, but today we present to you some of our member’s reactions to Senator Mark Kirk (R) being elected in Illinois: Cindy Agustín: To those that wonder why I, and many others, are so upset with tonight’s results: Our futures, our dreams, our families, and our communities […]

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Kirk: I am not leaving. Pass the DREAM Act.

10/31/10 @IYJL Tweet: #goodjob! RT @s0lireri: Got #recognized and kicked out of @kirk4senate rally trying to give him a letter to support the #dreamact #bu This is one of the letters that was going to be delivered to Congressman Kirk on Sunday at Joe’s bar by three immigrant youth who wanted to remind him how […]

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Kirk volunteer calls police on undocumented students

“There comes a time where risking arrest is just any other Thursday night. This also makes me wonder what kind of world do we live in that makes people have to risk everything just to get something that  is fundamental to all humans. Sadly, this wasn’t the first time and won’t be the last time.” […]

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Palestinian DREAMer Alaa Calls on Citizens to Vote

I wanted to share a video of Alaa , an undocumented Palestinian working on turning out the Muslim vote in Bridgeview. She spoke at the ICIRR Candidates forum on Saturday about the DREAM Act and voting. It was definitely one of the highlight moments of the forum, Frankly, it reminded me how extremely important this […]

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Next steps for passing the DREAM Act

We had an eventful week on the DREAM Act, to say the least. On Tuesday with a 56 to 43 vote the senate decided to not proceed with a debate on the Defense Authorization Bill, which meant no DREAM Act as an amendment. Undocumented youth around the country responded that we were not giving up […]

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