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DREAM Sabbath—September 16-October 9, National

From Bill Mefford, United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   I love to go to the movies. Even more than special effects or big stars, nothing can move me like a good story. Movies like “The Mission,” “Wall … Continue reading

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Support DREAM Act for Pennsylvania Immigrant Students

From DreamActivist Pennsylvania (http://dreamactivistpa.org):   DreamActivist Pennsylvania is seeking support for passage of the Pennsylvania DREAM Act (HB 1695, http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1695). Introduced this past June by State Representative Tony Payton Jr., HB 1695 would provide equal opportunity to young Pennsylvanians by granting them in-state … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Co-Sponsor and Support the DREAM Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org):   Take Action Now at https://secure3.convio.net/leader/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=311&autologin=true&AddInterest=1044&JServSessionIdr004=x78piylgq3.app338a: Write to Senators Casey and Toomey and urge them to cosponsor and push for passage of the DREAM Act – the Development, Relief, and … Continue reading

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Illinois Passes State-Level DREAM Act

On May 4 the Illinois Senate passed the Illinois DREAM Act, SB 2185, by an overwhelming bi-partisan vote of 45 to 11! The bill creates an “Illinois DREAM Commission” appointed by the Governor, which will raise a privately financed scholarship … Continue reading

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DREAM Act – Keep Trying

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Richard Trumka and Gaby Pacheco – Miami Herald, Opinion February 9, 2011   Florida students from across the state recently gathered to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. Some … Continue reading

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Call Our Senators Now to Make Students’ ‘DREAM’ Come True–Voting Tomorrow, December 18!

From Bill Mefford, Director of Civil and Human Rights, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   I just learned tonight that the DREAM vote is scheduled for Saturday! We desperately need calls in the ALL of the … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Realizing the Dream

See how you can take action on the DREAM Act at http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=6289.   From the National Immigration Law Center (http://www.nilc.org):   U.S. House of Representatives Passes the American Dream Act   WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives voted today … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Support the DREAM Act NOW

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   Below is a brief update on the DREAM Act provided by Reform Immigration for America. A Senate vote on the DREAM Act is still pending. Call Senators Casey and Specter and tell … Continue reading

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Coming Out Illegal—Why We Need the DREAM Act

By MAGGIE JONES, New York Times Published: October 21, 2010   Leslie, a history major at the University of California at Los Angeles and an aspiring marathon runner with three part-time jobs and plans for grad school, keeps a neatly … Continue reading

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DREAM Act Information/Resources

From the National Immigration Law Center (http://www.nilc.org):   As we threw our energy and efforts into preparation for the September 21 Senate vote that could have moved the DREAM Act (S 729, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-729) forward toward enactment (read “Congress Caves to … Continue reading

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