Dream Act

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New Immigration Policy applies to those already in deportation proceedings, and is only guaranteed for two years

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Update August 07, 2012: New information details voluntary deferred action for those who have never been in deportation proceedings. Read more here. http://bwnews.us/2012/08/06/who-and-where-the-dreamers-are/

(bw) WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on June 15, 2012  that new procedures would be in place for immigration deportation proceedings deferment for certain young immigrants.

“Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a firm and sensible manner,” said Secretary Napolitano. “But they are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language. Discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.” Continue reading

Immigration Reform and the 2012 Election Forum

STOCKTON, CA — Professors and activists discussed Immigration Policy and the 2012 Election in a public forum held on Thursday, April 5 at University of the Pacific’s Campus. Continue reading

Dreamer Students began a Nine- Month Journey from California to Washington D.C.

Sacramento, CA — This week “the walkers” have completed the first two weeks of their nine month journey to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., in support of the federal DREAM Act. Continue reading

State of the Union: President Pleads for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON- On January, 25 2012 the president the of the United States of America, Barak Obama, gave his State of the Union Address to Congress in Washington.


His State of the Union Address covered past, present and future issues such as Taxes, Business, Education, Jobs, Trade, Labor, Immigration, Investment, Energy, Infrastructure, Homeownership, Financial Sectors, the Deficit, Seniors, Washington, International Relations, the Military and other topics.

Obama made many requests, among them he asked for a bill with a pathway to citizenship.

“I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration.  That’s why my administration has put more boots on the border than ever before.  That’s why there are fewer illegal crossings than when I took office.  The opponents of action are out of excuses.  We should be working on comprehensive immigration reform right now,” firmly stated President Obama

“But if election-year politics keeps Congress from acting on a comprehensive plan, let’s at least agree to stop expelling responsible young people who want to staff our labs, start new businesses, and defend this country.  Send me a law that gives them the chance to earn their citizenship.  I will sign it right away.” The President made it clear.

Obama was referring to the DREAM Act, without mentioning it while Congressman David Rivera (R-Miami) proposed a new bill, HR-3823, in the last week of January to limit the DREAM Act to Military-Only, excluding students.

Secure Communities


(bw news) STOCKTON- On January 17, the car on which the 20 year old Jonathan Sanchez was a passenger, was stopped by police for failing to do a complete stop. The police continue and checked the four passengers in the car. Continue reading

Financial Aid for Undocumented Students: Closer towards CA Governor’s Signature

gilcidillowww.bilingualweekly.com  By Mayra Barrios (bw original) June 21, 2011

The second part of the “California Dream Act,” Assembly Bill (AB) 131 which would allow undocumented students access to financial aid, for higher education, was approved with a 7 to 2 vote — on Tuesday June 21, 2011 in the Senate Education Committee.

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Opinion: What do you Mean?

Carold Trujillo Hadley / Columnista de Bilingual Weekly

After listening to the President’s State of the Union address I am no more aware of what he wants than I was before the talk. But having said this, he did make some valid points.

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Obama: DREAM is a good investment

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

President Obama’s State of the Union’s challenge to Congress to pass immigration reform legislation this year with a bipartisan approach made ripples among Latino communities throughout the country, but none as when he described his support for —without naming it— the DREAM Act. Continue reading

The Dream (A Poem)

A poem by Sandi Castañon-Ramirez, Stockton, CA

This dream will not dry up
It will not fester as some sore
For this dream is indestructible
It will strengthen social justice
In a land lacking freedom and equality
It will destroy and conquer
The evils of discrimination Continue reading

Opinion:Dare To Dream

Carol Trujillo Hadley / Bilingual Weekly Colummist
As this year comes to a close we take time to reflect on what was accomplished, what is and what could have been. We saw many difficult changes happened in the world of politics, schools, and real estate in cities, counties and the state. Continue reading

Senate filibuster kills DREAM Act

DREAM Act vigil in Stockton

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Disappointment. That’s the way President Barack Obama and the two California Senators called today’s vote on the DREAM Act —although a majority, it lacked five votes to reach the 60 YEAHs necessary to pass —effectively eliminating any possibility for a legislation in the near future. Continue reading

Why we should have a DREAM

By John Solis / Special to Bilingual Weekly

DREAM Act vigil in Stockton

If we are to remain competitive in the world’s economy, we have to provide the educational opportunity to all our bright students. The immigrant student that have been raised here and educated here will remain here. They do not know any other place, but where they live. This is their home. And they will forever remain members of our society. We cannot afford to throw away any bright student who wished to pursue an education. Continue reading

DREAM Act passes the House

Senate outlook less promising

Stockton Vigil for DREAM Act

Stockton CA / Bilingual Weekly

Congress narrowly passed the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 —better known as the DREAM Act. Continue reading

U.S. Senate to ponder dream

Stockton vigil

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
Last night, December 6, 2010, Latinos gathered in vigils all over the nation to send a message to the Senate as they ponder on the future of the DREAM Act on two separate bills that seek to give an opportunity of legalization to undocumented college students and in the military. Continue reading

Opinion:Demand Respect: But Can We Command It?

Ángel Picón / Bilingual Weekly Guest Columnist

So the elections are again upon us.  Many Latinos in the central valley are asking who do we vote, and how do we decide who is the best candidate that supports our issues? 

Let me use this analogy so I can better explain the current state of affairs for Latinos.  A candidate would ask, do we shake them or do we keep them asleep? This translates to keep us from participating in the electoral process. Continue reading

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