Post Tagged with: "DREAM Act"

From left to right: GRAMMY-nominated jazz guitarist Sebastian Noelle, Korean violinist Sita Borahm Chay, Dreamer and columnist Juan Escalante. Chay says immigrant artists have a responsibility to connect with other artists of color and awaken empathy. (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Artists and the American Dream

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York April 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The Immigrant Arts Coalition brought together numerous artists for a panel discussion in NYC on April 18.

The planned New York Wheel on Staten Island. (Courtesy of design firm Perkins Eastman)

2017: A Year of Challenges for New Yorkers

Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.

Jose Peralta (Image courtesy of the web site of New York State Senator Jose Peralta)

Tough Road for Pro-Immigrant Projects in Albany

Elections 2016, Government, Immigration, Latino, New York November 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

As the New York State Senate remains in Republicans hands, Hispanic representatives admit that it will be difficult to advance such measures as driver’s licenses for undocumented people and the financial aid DREAM Act, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Antonio Alarcón, a 22 year-old undocumented student born in Mexico, received a scholarship to go to college. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

DOE Promotes College Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Education, Latino, New York October 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Undocumented students finishing high school in New York may access free college programs thanks to a New York City Department of Education campaign, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Cristina Jiménez (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Youths Also Have a Dream

Food, Latino, New York, Youth January 20, 2015 at 2:46 pm

As the nation remembers Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., El Diario interviews four young Latino civil rights leaders.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Opinion: We’ll Vote for Those Who Support Our Dreams

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Youth November 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Undocumented youth remember politicians’ positions on the Dream Act, and will vote accordingly on Nov. 4, Dalia Casco writes in an opinion piece in La Tribuna Hispana.

Mayra Hidalgo has advocated to make the campus at Sarah Lawrence immigrant-friendly. (Photo by Julius Motal/Voices of NY)

A Life Measured in Two-Year Increments

As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.

Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu on September 3 at Battery Park (Photo by Ana Maria Rodriguez for Voices of NY)

Teachout Supports Immigrant Rights

Government, Immigration, New York, Politics September 3, 2014 at 6:41 pm

The gubernatorial candidate and her running mate believe immigrants should be able to vote in state elections.

Natalia Gutierrez, a CUNY student with DACA status (Screen shot from video by Gwynne Hogan for Voices of NY)

Dreams Deferred?

Best of 2014, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video May 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Undocumented CUNY student Natalia Gutierrez, 21, voices her hopes and worries about the future in this video.

(Photo by Von Diaz via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Dreamers Moving On

Immigration, Youth April 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds speaks with five young undocumented immigrants who are moving on with their lives after disappointment over failed federal and state legislation.

Katerin Pleites, 12 (Photo by Gerardo Romo via

Dreamers Share Their Stories on Interactive Platform

Government, Immigration, In the News, Latino November 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm

An interactive multimedia project in support of the DREAM Act is encouraging dreamers across the nation to put out their pictures and share their aspirations. “Somos Dreamers/We Are Dreamers” has been launched by Impremedia, the publisher of El Diario-La Prensa.

NYS Dreamers (Photo by Caroline Lewis)

Students Urge Cuomo to Support NYS Dream Act

Education, Immigration November 7, 2013 at 11:35 am

Protestors pressed for passage of NY State legislation to make tuition assistance available to undocumented immigrants.

This month last year, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals went into effect but for DREAMers, the work is far from over. (Photo by Steve Rhodes, Creative Commons license)

Just Over Half Meet Deferred Action Requirements

Government, Immigration August 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds reports that in the year since Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals took effect, 57 percent of the 1.9 million undocumented immigrants meet the full requirements of the program.

Demonstrators against Senator Ted Cruz in front of Manhattan's Grand Hyatt Hotel.(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino).

Sen. Ted Cruz NY Visit Met with Protests

Immigration, Latino, Politics May 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Dozens of “dreamers” and Latino immigrants demonstrated on Wednesday against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who was attending a Republican Party event in Manhattan, El Diario-La Prensa and QueensLatino report.

(Photo via ImmigraNation)

A Herculean Break Out of the Shadows

Immigration, Latino May 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Edwin Hercules spent his teen years as an undocumented immigrant in a new country, shrouded in fear from school bullies and ICE, he tells ImmigraNation. But Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has meant new opportunities for a young man who serves as his family’s lifeline.