When the results of the Texas A&M University election for student body president (SBP) were finalized this morning, one candidate had already made an impact–even though he lost the election. Jose Luis Zelaya was a candidate for SBP for many different reasons, from improving student services to promoting access to More…
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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will likely implement a policy change this week to the so-called Texas version of the DREAM Act, which allows undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition while attending college in Texas. In a meeting scheduled for Thursday More…, Jan. 26, at the THECB offices in
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has faced criticism More… from both GOP presidential primary opponents and activist groups for support for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, but defended his position by saying the law helps provide opportunities for more meaningful employment, and a stronger workforce overall.
In an August 2001 speech given during a border summit More…, Gov. Rick Perry delivered a stirring endorsement of a law that passed through the Texas Legislature earlier that year with bipartisan support:
The DREAM Act, a bill that would allow some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to stay in the country legally, will come up for a vote as a standalone bill sometime before the end of the year, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). More…
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), who won re-election earlier this month, announced More… yesterday that he hopes to use his next four years in office to pass a number of immigration reform measures, including driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants and in-state tuition for undocumented students who attended high school in the
President Obama reiterated his support for the DREAM Act during a meeting More… this afternoon with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), all of the pro-immigration reform Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Obama said he believes Congress should act on the issue before adjourning.
As Congress begins the lame-duck session, both houses are under increasing pressure to pass the DREAM Act More…, a bill that would allow some undocumented young people to gain legal status by attending college or serving in the military. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), who is retiring at the end of