‘Dreamers’ Convene to Celebrate—and Embrace Parents

December 3, 2012

Wall Street Journal, 12/02/2012

immigration marchEmboldened by a new program that allows them to remain in the U.S., hundreds of undocumented youth at a conference Sunday decided that their next goal is to urge Washington to devise a policy that also brings their illegal-immigrant parents out of the shadows. “As we celebrate our victory, we remember our moms and dads, uncles and aunts…who are still undocumented,” Cristina Jimenez, managing director of United We Dream, which represents young undocumented people, told about 600 members here.

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Young Immigrants Say It’s Obama’s Time to Act

December 1, 2012

The New York Times, 12/01/2012

immigration marchThis time the young immigrants are the rising force, and they seek legislation to give them a direct and permanent path to citizenship. But recalling that Mr. Obama also promised at the start of his first term to move swiftly on immigration overhaul, they say their attitude toward him is wait-and-see.

This weekend, United We Dream will gather more than 600 leaders (most still without legal status) from 30 states at a meeting in Kansas City, Mo., to work out their strategy to keep the heat on the White House and Congress during the coming immigration fight.

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