National Immigrant Youth Alliance News
A Landmark Protest on the U.S.-Mexico Border
A protest expected at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday set an unprecedented standard in the modern immigration debate. Thirty activists will attempt to cross into Laredo, Texas under the banner of the Dream 30, an effort meant to bring attention the 1.7 million-plus people deported during President
9 DREAMer Actions That Advanced Immigration Reform
Nine young people who claimed asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border were granted parole on Wednesday, and released from an immigration detention center in Arizona. The "Dream 9" crossed the border in late July as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies. While in detention, these young people
DREAMers Lead Hunger Strikes and Boycotts in Detention
A group of young undocumented immigrants who illegally crossed the border in Arizona several weeks ago moved a step closer to a possible release from custody on Monday. See Also: DREAMers Cross the Border to Raise Awareness About Deportations The Dream 9, as the young people call themselves,
DREAMers Detained After Trying to Cross Back Into U.S.
Group of 9, Who Have Spent Most of Their Lives in US, Being Detained As Their Cases Are Decided
DREAMers Cross the Border to Raise Awareness About Deportations
Nine undocumented youth were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday after they attempted to re-enter the United States from Mexico. Some of the DREAMers had voluntarily returned to Mexico but three had been previously deported from the U.S. All of the young people were crossing as
Why 3 People Are Risking Their Lives in the U.S. to Return to Mexico
Last week, 29-year-old Lizbeth Mateo returned to the town where she was born in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Even though she hadn't been there for a decade and a half, this wasn't just a trip to visit her grandparents and extended family. She's undocumented, and by traveling back to
House Hunters - In Search Of Support For Immigration Reform (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MEETING OF THE MEMBERS: A comprehensive immigration overhaul might have sailed through the Senate with a comfortable 68-32 vote before the Independence Day recess, but the post-holiday focus is now on the House, which seems reluctant to offer, much ...
Celebrating Green Cards for Same-Sex Couples, Immigrant Youth Urge Action
A crowd of young immigrant students wearing shirts that read “I Am Undocumented” quickly rose from the pews of the church and started snapping pictures as the back doors opened to reveal two women walking down the aisle, about to be wed. The 300 mostly...
8 Sport Stadium Naming Flip-Flops Around the Country
Group Starts Petition Against Fla., Stadium Named After Prison Company, and 7 Other Stadium Naming Flops
Why We Don't Know More About Immigration Detention
Who's being held in immigration detention centers? A lawsuit filed against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) earlier this week hopes to shed more light on that, asking for information like the demographic breakdown of detainees and internal inspection records of all detention