While Congress plays the political cha-cha (not to be confused with the actual cha-cha, which is fun and constructive), a few immigration-related stories caught our eye this week that we wanted to share:
What We Missed:
1) Rep. King's hateful...
‘This is the 21st century,’ you might say, ‘We should be passed the whole race thing.’ How can we be racist if our president is black and many of our leaders – both on the state and national level – are minorities? Read More!
One of the many concerns we've heard from potential deferred action applicants is the cost. We understand the concern: at $465 per applicant, a family with 2 to 3 candidates faces a hefty barrier to entry to take advantage of deferred action. This is why we are so excited to hear of this initiative and are looking to work with... Read More!
Veronica Flores, self described "queer immigrant writer, activist, and artist," and Marco Galavis, were arrested today ourside Governor Cuomo's office today as part of a protest to draw attention to the need for a state-level Dream Act.