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Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 20:45

Valley Interfaith Brings Spanish GED Prep to Hidalgo County

In civic academies on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Valley Interfaith leaders learned that there were almost no Spanish GED classes or testing sites in the County of Hidalgo and a lack of classes to prepare. This led some to travel hours to Brownsville – the only available site in the Rio Grande Valley.  Leaders worked with the McAllen Independent School System and St. Read more about Valley Interfaith Brings Spanish GED Prep to Hidalgo County


Immigration
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 22:45

PCIC Wins In-State Tuition for DACA College Students in Pima County, AZ

150 PCIC leaders, DREAMers and their parents filled the Board Room at Pima Community College and cheered when the Board of Governors voted 4-1 in favor of in-state tuition discounts for DACA students.  Currently, hundreds of undocumented local students pay five times the in-state rate and are not eligible for financial aid. Read more about PCIC Wins In-State Tuition for DACA College Students in Pima County, AZ


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Arizona Bishops & Clergy Strategize for Immigration Reform

Friday, March 8, 2013
Episcopal Diocese of Arizona

75 bishops and clergy from Lutheran, Jewish, Presbyterian, Catholic, Episcopal and Methodist faiths strategized on the future of immigration reform at an ecumenical gathering organized by the Arizona Interfaith Network. Read more about Arizona Bishops & Clergy Strategize for Immigration Reform

Arizona Institute For Public Life

Immigration

2,000 attend New Haven hearing on bill to give licenses to undocumented

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Carolina Bortolleto, an undocumented student from Danbury, came forward Monday to testify, not for herself, but on behalf of her parents, explaining what drivers’ licenses would for mean for them. “Sitting in the back seat I can see my mom shaking and praying if she sees the police behind us. ... ‘Pull over anywhere. Pretend we are stopping for coffee. Read more about 2,000 attend New Haven hearing on bill to give licenses to undocumented

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Let Immigrants Get Driver's Licenses

Monday, February 18, 2013
Hartford Courant

In a perfect world, everyone in this country would be here legally and be eligible for all of the privileges of citizenship. In the world we've got, however, there are some 12 million undocumented immigrants in the country, tens of thousands in Connecticut. The vast majority came here to work and gain a better life — the same reason people have been coming to these shores for nearly four centuries. Read more about Let Immigrants Get Driver's Licenses

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Immigration
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 22:45

Nebraska Leaders Improve Police Treatment of Immigrants

After leaders of OTOC’s Immigration Action Team challenged Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer to ensure that immigrants stopped by OPD officers receive fair treatment, OPD issued an official bulletin to all officers informing them that thematricula consular could be accepted as valid id Read more about Nebraska Leaders Improve Police Treatment of Immigrants


Immigration

Working on behalf of the powerless

Monday, February 4, 2013
Connecticut Post

The angry letters practically write themselves. Illegal means illegal. Stop rewarding law-breakers. And on and on. Few issues lend themselves to demagoguery as easily as immigration. So the idea of allowing people referred to as illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses from the state of Connecticut will be a nonstarter to many people. Read more about Working on behalf of the powerless

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Churches and lawmakers pushing to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses

Friday, January 4, 2013
New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — A coalition of churches and lawmakers will push this General Assembly session to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses as a safety issue that protects all residents. The effort is being led by CONECT, or Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, which said some 200 community leaders are expected to attend a rally at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Rose of Lima Church, 115 Blatchley Ave., to kick off the effort. Read more about Churches and lawmakers pushing to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses

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Immigration
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 09:45

Maryland IAF wins the Maryland Dream Act for immigrant scholars

Thanks to the leadership of AIM (Montgomery County), BUILD (Baltimore), and PATH (Howard County), the Maryland legislature passed the DREAM Act in 2011.  This historic legislation allows immigrant high school graduates with taxpaying parents to attend public universities at in-state tuition rates, regardless of immigration status.  For more information on next steps to preserve this victory: http://www.actioninmontgomery.org/currentcampaigns Read more about Maryland IAF wins the Maryland Dream Act for immigrant scholars


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