This article gives the stories of several DREAMers — childhood arrivals without papers — who were deported back to Mexico, and the loss of opportunity both for these individuals and for the United States, which refuses to tap the potential of these youngsters instead of sending them away.
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The valedictorian of an Atlanta high school is seeking donations to pay for college because he is not eligible for HOPE due to his immigration status. 425 more words
Millions of immigrants every year take a leap of faith, leaving their countries of origin spell-bound by the idea of the American Dream. Shortly after arriving though, they find out that the promised opportunity for freedom, prosperity and success through hard-work turns to be just that, hard work. 966 more words
By Arthur DeVitalis (Originally published 5/10/15)
The response to the passage of SB 1819 and the Texas Dreamers’ stories gained traction. The bill made it out of Senate Veterans Affairs Committee but reports from watch groups on the case say the Senate is not eager to hear the case. 253 more words
What do you do when reality intrudes on fiction?
by Steve Meissner
The problem with writing about current events – especially Arizona politics – is that reality sometimes rears up and bites you in the butt. 848 more words