DREAM activist facing deportation speaks out on MLK Day
by Ansel Herz
Update 1/19: An Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency spokeswoman has given this statement to the Globalist: “At this time, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reviewing Mr. Okere’s case to determine the appropriate next steps.” This means, she clarified, that ICE has not decided to deport Okere as of yet. Around 1000 people gathered […]
Jan 17, 2012
Is Obama’s immigration policy shift really a DREAM come true?
by Roxana Norouzi
When I first saw the email alert, “Obama offers immunity to younger immigrants,” I could hardly believe it was true. President Obama had signed an executive order that was a modified version of the DREAM Act, vowing to not deport undocumented youth under 30, and giving them the opportunity to temporarily work in the U.S. legally. The […]
Jun 26, 2012
Mexicans wait in limbo after failed border crossings
by Rachel Alexander
The illegal border crossing from Mexico to the U.S. can be dangerous, expensive and terrifying for thousands of Mexicans walking across the Arizona desert each year. Facing possible sexual assault and death from dehydration, the most devastating turn comes when they are picked up by border patrol and sent back over the border. Rachel Alexander […]
Aug 27, 2012
Dare to DREAM: Tips from youth navigating Deferred Action
by Liliana Caracoza
Leer en Español Imagine a thirteen year old boy trying to stay awake after walking more than three days in the desert. He’s so desperate for water that he drinks from a puddle where a dead body has fallen. Now imagine that seven years later that boy can’t get a legal job, go to college or visit […]
Jan 9, 2013
Atrevete a Soñar: Consejos de jóvenes en Tacoma navegando la Acción Diferida
by Liliana Caracoza
Read in English Imagine un niño de trece años tratando de mantenerse despierto después de caminar más de tres días en el desierto. Está tan desesperado por el agua que bebe de un charco donde un cadáver ha caído. Ahora imaginemos 7 años más tarde ese chico no puede conseguir un trabajo legal, ir a […]
Immigrants travel across Washington to lobby Olympia
by Quipachtli Martinez
Immigrant activists left as early as 4 am to travel to Olympia in support of education and policy reform. Our youth reporters got up pretty early as well to cover the action.
Feb 7, 2013
Court upholds block on Obama immigration plans
The Supreme Court may have to weigh in on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Nov 9, 2015
Undocumented students go “back home” to Mexico for the first time
by Esmy Jimenez
A group of undocumented youth used an obscure legal process called advanced parole to travel back to Mexico and meet family members for the first time.
Sep 21, 2016
Young immigrants ask Reichert to back federal DREAM act
by Nathalie Graham
Supporters say in Congressman Dave Reichert’s district there are 1,900 young immigrants enrolled in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Nov 16, 2017