Numbers don’t lie

According to 2013 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board data, only about 2% of public Texas colleges’ and universities’ is comprised of undocumented students who pay in-state tuition. Many think that is a nominal amount, not worthy of repealing the Texas DREAM Act that has allowed undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates for the past 14 years. However, HB 1403/SB 1528 is in danger of being revoked by GOP leaders. SB 1819, a bill that if passed, will eliminate in-state tuition for thousands of Texas undocumented students. Read the Texas Tribune article and explore their interactive component to find the number and percentage of undocumented students enrolled.

If you can vote, DO!

Share your voice on keeping in-state tuition!

Sign petitions!

Call your representatives!

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Did you hear the breaking news!?!

President Obama is Taking Action on Immigration

On November 20, 2014, President Obama let the nation – and the world – know he is finally going to work on keeping his promise of not separating families or punishing members of society who contribute despite not having legal documentation! In short, here is the infographic provided by United We Dream, whose members have worked tirelessly to bring awareness, change, and assistance. For more detailed information, check out the official White House announcements!

Announcement 20141120

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

 

Hispanic Serving Institutions have a new resource!
Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Outreach:
The Department of Homeland Security released Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Toolkit: Resources for Community Partners to assist stakeholders including colleges/universities in their outreach to young adults eligible for Initial DACA status and Renewal DACA status.

 

Documented

 

The documentary film written and directed by Jose Antonio Vargas where he chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as a journalist and then as an immigration reform activist; and his personal journey reconnecting with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in person in over 20 years.

Check it out if you’re in one of the limited release cities
Opening May 2, New York, NY Village East Cinema
Opening May 9, Los Angeles, CA Landmark Regent Theatre
Opening May 9, Tempe, AZ Harkins Valley Art
Opening May 15, San Francisco, CA Roxie Theatre
Opening May 16, Berkeley, CA Rialto Cinema Elmwood
Opening May 16, Sebastopol, CA Rialto Sebastopol Cinemas
Opening May 23, San Diego, CA Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15
Opening May 30, Washington, DC West End Cinema
Opening May 30, Seattle, WA Grand Illusion Cinema
Opening June 5, Miami Shores, FL O Cinema Miami Shores
Opening June 13, Chicago, IL Gene Siskel Film Center
Opening June 20, Denver, CO Sie Film Center

New Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented Students!

TheDream.US is a new multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth who’ve received DACA achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education. If you have received DACA you may be eligible!!

The deadline for the upcoming year did already pass, but there’s a lot more going on with TheDream.

Read more about this great organization.