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The Best Resources On The Obama Administration’s Plan To Partially Implement The DREAM Act

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(Here’s Spanish coverage on the change from Univision)

I’ve converted the original post about this story into a “The Best…” list. This move by the Obama Administration, I believe, will have a big affect on student motivation in the classroom:

 

More Than A Million Immigrant Youth Eligible For Deportation Relief is a Learning The Language post at Education Week that shares state-by-state numbers on who’s eligible for the relief promised by last week’s immigration announcement by the Obama Administration.In our state of California, the number is 350,000.

Here’s an embedded video of President Obama’s comments on his administration’s immigration policy change:

And here’s a transcript of his remarks.

The New York Times reported on his comments.

Obama’s New Immigration Policy Looks a Lot Like the DREAM Act is from The Atlantic.

Here’s an update from The New York Times

Obama administration stops deporting some young immigrants
is from CNN.

Obama’s Immigration Shift: Good Policy, Better Politics is from The New Yorker.

The Washington Post has just published an article headlined Administration plan could spare hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from deportation. Here’s an excerpt:

The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.

The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.

I’ve previously posted about The DREAM Act.

Republicans’ Bad-Faith Objections to Letting DREAMers Stay is from Mother Jones, and is really good.

The Dreamers’ dreams: young immigrants tell their stories is a great interactive about the impact of President Obama’s recent change on his immigrant policy. Ironically, it’s from The Guardian, a UK newspaper. Here’s how they describe it:

Thanks to President Barack Obama’s recent decision to relax some deportation rules, an estimated 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who have grown up in the US are now eligible to work and go to school. Now, 60 of them tell us about their dreams and goals for the future and how they plan to achieve them

This video was made before the change, but it’s a great one:

 

Gaby Pacheco, a leader of the campaign to get the DREAM act, spoke at the American Federation of Teachers Convention.

Here organization’s website, United We Dream, is clearly the best place to get information about the Obama Administration’s recent decision to institute a limited DREAM Act. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources On The Obama Administration’s Plan To Partially Implement The DREAM Act.

 

Department Of Homeland Security Updated Info On Implementing “DREAM Act Lite” Today

Official Infographic Explaining “Deferred Action” (DREAM Act Lite)

“Young Immigrants, in America Illegally, Line Up for Reprieve”

Undocumented Immigrants Can Now Start Applying For “Deferred Action (DREAM Act Lite)

Here are some good resources from CNN:

Today, America welcomes young immigrants

Undocumented immigrants line up for relief from deportation

Undocumented students in their own words

Five things to know about the big change in immigration policy

Which illegal immigrants will benefit most from Obama’s deportation relief? is from The Washington Post.

High School Teachers Are Key Resource for DREAMers is from US News.

Dems try to give young illegals licenses is from The San Francisco Chronicle.

Important Update For Educators On Deferred Action

HOW YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DEFERRED ACTION is from LA DREAM Act Lawyers.

“Quick Start to Program Offering Immigrants a Reprieve”

Immigrants & Health Care — An Obama Administration Misstep

Two new sites — UneteAlSueno.org in Spanish and WeOwnTheDream.org in English — have just been unveiled to help immigrants considering applying for the Obama Administrations “Deferred Action” program.

It looks like these two sites are the “go to” ones for anyone who wants information on the initiative.

You can read more about them at the Learning The Language blog at Education Week.

“Hundreds of Thousands of California’s Undocumented Immigrants Are Now Eligible for Drivers’ Licenses”

“Romney Would Keep Obama’s Deportation Relief Intact”


“How ‘Deferred Action’ Will Affect Classrooms”

“More Than 100,000 Young Immigrants Granted Temporary Reprieve From Deportation” is a report from The PBS News Hour. I’m embedding the video below, and you can see the transcript here.

Watch Over 100,000 Young Immigrants Granted Deportation Reprieve on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Can Davis Guggenheim Redeem Himself With “The Dream Is Now”?

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

One Comment

  1. Hello Larry,
    I am also a high school French and Spanish teacher from Parker, Arizona. In fact, I keep forgetting, as of 2 weeks ago, a retired teacher, though only retired from Arizona, not from teaching.
    This is my first time reading a blog, and yours is so very exciting! I liked every one of your postings, and I feel this is my world as an educator, a children’s rights advocate, and an informed and conscientious follower of human rights, social justice and social consciousness issues. At this point, the main sources of information and thought for me are Link TV, Free Speech TV, PBS Newshour, Frontline, Bill Moyers, Charley Rose. Unfortunately, not being computer savvy, I have not used the online venues much. As part of an IB course I’m taking, I will hopefully learn to create my own blog, but for now, I will follow yours. I am also reading everything you have on ESL. I used to be an English/Esl teacher.
    Thank you.
    Lucia

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