Trump’s Proposed Immigration Rule Punishes Those Who Use Social Services

The Department of Homeland Security drafted a rule that would take into consideration a person's use of social services as a condition towards permanent citizenship. Under this revised rule these applicants would be deemed as not being self sufficient and a public charge thus denied citizenship. The proposed ruling would affect non-citizens who are in the process of adjusting their status. In many cases federal laws enacted under President Clinton bars undocumented immigrants from receiving soci...
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DREAM Team LA Speaks about DACA on the Lovett or Leave It Podcast

DREAM Team LA communications spokesperson, Rubi Martinez, was invited to speak on Jon Lovett's weekly political podcast, Lovett or Leave It, sharing her story about being a DACA recipient and undocumented American. The podcast opens with Tom Morello and Chuck D of Prophets of Rage and includes the panel of comedian and television writers to break down the week's events with in-depth analysis and humor, Brittani Nichols, Cord Jefferson, and Jake Fogelnest. Rubi joins the panel to discuss the unce...
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College Graduation 2017

Karen Zapien is the Chief Policy Analyst for DREAM Team Los Angeles. She was invited to speak at the DREAMer graduation commencement at California State University Fullerton where she graduated this year with a BA in Business Administration Accounting. These are her reflections. I think about the traditional American university graduation ceremonies, the usual speeches, that I am beyond honored and genuinely happy to be part of such a strong, educated, and caring college community. That my ...
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