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Without citizenship, Perry’s defense of in-state tuition for undocumented students falls flat

By | 10.13.11 | 12:00 pm

Rick Perry (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/eschipul)Texas Gov. Rick Perry has faced criticism from both GOP presidential primary opponents and activist groups for support for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, but defended his position by saying the law helps provide opportunities for more meaningful employment, and a stronger workforce overall.

‘Texas DREAM Act’ had support from Perry, nearly every other lawmaker in the state

By | 09.28.11 | 2:07 pm

In an August 2001 speech given during a border summit, Gov. Rick Perry delivered a stirring endorsement of a law that passed through the Texas Legislature earlier that year with bipartisan support:

Patrick promises immigrant-friendly reforms in Massachusetts

By | 11.17.10 | 9:23 am

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), who won re-election earlier this month, announced yesterday that he hopes to use his next four years in office to pass a number of immigration reform measures, including driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants and in-state tuition for undocumented students who attended high school More…

Obama states support for the DREAM Act during the lame duck

By | 11.16.10 | 5:26 pm

President Obama reiterated his support for the DREAM Act during a meeting this afternoon with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), all of the pro-immigration reform Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Obama said he believes Congress should act on the issue More…

High stakes for the DREAM Act in the lame duck

By | 11.15.10 | 5:41 pm

As Congress begins the lame-duck session, both houses are under increasing pressure to pass the DREAM Act, a bill that would allow some undocumented young people to gain legal status by attending college or serving in the military. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), who is retiring at the end More…

What does Kirk’s early Senate entry mean for the DREAM Act?

By | 11.04.10 | 5:13 pm

Mark Kirk, the Republican senator-elect from Illinois, could be sworn in as early as Nov. 29 due to special circumstances regarding his seat, which used to belong to President Obama but was handed over to Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) when Obama took office. Kirk will serve in the More…

Mobilizing Voters for the DREAM Act

By | 11.02.10 | 11:33 am

I’ve written a few times about lobbying efforts by supporters of the DREAM Act, a bill that would allow some undocumented students and military service members who came to the U.S. as children to gain legal status. After efforts to add the DREAM Act More…

Reid Promises a Vote on the DREAM Act After the Election

By | 10.29.10 | 4:38 pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to hold on vote on the DREAM Act, which would allow some undocumented young people to gain legal status, during the lame-duck session, the Huffington Post reports. Univision’s Jorge Ramos, who will air an interview with Reid Sunday, More…

Georgia State Schools Ban Illegal Immigrants

By | 10.13.10 | 4:51 pm

Starting next fall, illegal immigrants will be banned from certain state colleges and universities in Georgia after a vote today by the state board of regents. The ruling will impact the most selective schools in Georgia, including the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, because those schools have More…

Legal Battle in California Over In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

By | 10.06.10 | 9:12 am

California illegal immigrants could face a tuition hike at public universities if the state Supreme Court rules in favor of 42 out-of-state students who claim it is discriminatory and illegal to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. The court began hearing the case Tuesday and is expected More…