Tag Archives: Dreamers

“We Were Strangers Once, Too”: The Current State of Immigration Reform for Youth in San Diego

By Kiran Mehta, Beto Soto, Famo Musa, Binti Musa and Karla Flores The YAC Youth Media Team has worked to understand and share the voices and stories of undocumented and unaccompanied minors in the region, as well as to identify … Continue reading

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Half of Eligible California Immigrants Apply for ‘Dreamers’ Program

Two years ago, federal authorities started accepting applications for deportation relief for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. KPBS reporter Jill Replogle looks at the results of that program for young San Diegans. | Video Credit: KPBS … Continue reading

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Survey Finds ‘Dreamers’ Politically Engaged, Benefitting From Legal Status

By Jill Replogle Young immigrants who have been granted temporary legal status under an Obama administration program are getting their first jobs, first cars and first credit cards, according to a nationwide survey of undocumented youth, often referred to as … Continue reading

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Estudiantes Alcanzan Sueños Gracias a Ley

Javier Silva Ayala, residente de City Heights, en la Universidad San Diego State. | Photo por Guillermo Sevilla, KPBS Por Kyla Calvert Traducción facilitado por City Heights Life Click here to read it in English Sentado en clase, el estudiante … Continue reading

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Students Receive First Dream Act CalGrant Awards

Javier Silva Ayala, 19, on his way to lunch after a morning class at San Diego State University, Dec. 4, 2013. Silva Ayala is one of 7,469 California college students who immigrated to the country illegally and now receive state-funded … Continue reading

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UC’s Appointment of Napolitano Gets Mixed Response From Immigrant Advocates

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. | Photo Credit: Kevin Dietsch By Adrian Florido Last week, the University of California nominated Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as its next president. It was a nontraditional choice, because Napolitano has little experience in … Continue reading

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Casa Cornelia Estará Ofreciendo Foros Educativos de Acción Diferida

Por Staff Click here to read it in English Casa Cornelia, firma de abogados de interés público, le aconseja a los residentes que tengan cuidado al seleccionar a quienes los van a representar en casos de Acción Diferida. Acción Diferida … Continue reading

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Casa Cornelia to Offer Workshops on Deferred Action Policy

By Staff Haga click aquí para leerlo la en Español U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting Deferred Action applications today. They can be filed online at www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals. City News Service reports a coalition of immigrant rights groups is scheduled … Continue reading

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Obama Immigration Policy’s Effect on San Diegans

Lilia Velasquez, San Diego attorney specializing in immigration and nationality law, talks to KPBS about Obama’s new immigration policy. By Maureen Cavanaugh, Joanne Faryon, Patty Lane and Claire Trageser Lilia Velasquez, a San Diego attorney specializing in immigration law, said her office was … Continue reading

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Hoover Dreamer Readies Herself and Others for College

Photo Courtesy of City Heights Life By Ashley Quintero, Hoover High School Hoover High School senior Itza Perez is an exceptional student who puts the needs of others before her own and was recognized for her efforts when she won … Continue reading

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