Obama halts deportation of thousands of immigrant students

By Mary Ellen Flannery Parents, students and NEA educators cheered the Obama administration’s announcement today that it would stop the deportation of hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers”—those young adults who arrived in this country as children—and instead provide them with work visas. “It’s wonderful news,” said Matilde Vallejos, a student services worker with Maryland’s Montgomery … Continued

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It is Time to DREAM

Update (12/18/10): The DREAM Act failed to reach the required 60 votes to move on to final passage by a vote of 55 for, 41 against.

This week, fears could be eased if the Senate votes in favor of the DREAM Act, a piece of legislation which would allow young immigrants who are students to apply for U.S. residency after going through a comprehensive six year process.

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