According to demographers, city planners and others, in order to replace an aging workforce, the U.S. desperately needs more immigrants, and they need access to quality education.
The U.S. Senate voted to table its version of the DREAM Act Dec. 9, in order to consider the version passed by the House the day before. Supporters say the House vote was historic and a longtime coming because this is the first time the decade-old measure has ever passed in either chamber.
Oakland is set to offer all residents, including undocumented immigrants, ID/ATM debit cards.
Sixteen people on hunger strike, and supporters around the country, are continuing to push for passage of the DREAM Act.
Protestors staging a sti-in at a Texas senator's office were arrested and held for hours.
Passing the DREAM Act is about young people and their future, say labor and immigration reform advocates.
Supporters of the DREAM act range from the labor movement to self-identified conservatives.
SAN ANTONIO - Thirteen students carrying out a hunger strike here have reached their 15th day, pushing for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.
"No action is a vote for the way things are," said Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. "No action is abdication of federal responsibility."
"Your voice is your power!" yelled student activist Emmanuel Faz to a crowd at the University of Texas Arlington campus at a Nov. 9 vigil.