Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 4:39 pm
Arizona DREAM Act Coalition staff members, other advocacy group representatives and young immigrants line up in Phoenix last August for guidance about the federal program called Deferred Action, that would help illegal immigrants avoid deportation.
Sofia Campos, 23, is the head of the United We Dream campaign — a national network of youth-led immigrant organizations. Campos was born in Peru, but grew up in California, entirely unaware of her undocumented status until she tried applying for college scholarships.
Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 7:02 am
By Eyder Peralta
At the Casa de Maryland main building in Hyattsville, Maryland immigration advocates gathered on election night to watch the results come for question 4, The Maryland Dream Act and the race for the President.
Credit Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post/Getty Images
The Maryland Dream Act, which allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, will stand.
With a 58 to 42 split, voters rejected a measure that sought to overturn legislation passed by lawmakers last year.
As the presidential election nears, Morning Edition has begun a series of reports from an iconic American corner: First and Main. Several times in the next few months, we'll travel to a battleground state, then to a vital county in each state. In that county, we find a starting point for our visit: First and Main streets, the intersection of politics and real life.
Sofia Martinez was a kid when she began what you could call her life on the road.