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US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

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Call the Hotline 844-411-iAmerica or 844-411-4263

The National Immigration Legal Services Directory  Use the options below to search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or zip code. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included.

What You Need To Know About The President's Plan Executive Action On Immigration. Also En Español

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The National Immigrant Youth Alliance All 1.7 million deported deserve to come home to their families. Bring Them Home!

If you want to come home and you are a Dreamer (came to the U.S. before the age of 16) or a parent then please contact The National Immigrant Youth Alliance.

Together as a community we need to send President Obama a strong message that we firmly believe that all 1.7 million deserve a chance to come home to their families.

The DREAM Act Portal Undocumented Students Action And Resource Network Frequently Asked Questions

DREAM Act 2013

The Dream Act


Must have entered the United States before the age of 16 (ie 15 and younger).

Must have been present in the United States for at least five (5) consecutive years prior to enactment of the bill.

Must have graduated from a United States high school, or have obtained a GED, or have been accepted into an institution of higher education (ie college/university).

Must be between the ages of 12 and 35 at the time of application.

Must have good moral character.

Tell Congress, It’s Time To Pass The DREAM Act! Contact Government

Points You Can Make About the DREAM Act

The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation that gives eligible young people who were brought to the US as children the opportunity to resolve their immigration status and work towards citizenship.

To move from being undocumented to being a US citizen, those eligible will have to pass background checks and be of good moral character, graduate from high school, and go on to complete additional requirements related to attending college or completing military service.

The DREAM Act is supported by 70 percent of likely voters and by leaders in education, the military, business and religious orders.

A national poll of 1,008 adults, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for First Focus in June 2010, shows that support cuts across regional and party lines with 70 percent overall support.

University presidents and educational associations, as well as military recruiters, business and religious leaders have called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act.

The DREAM Act is a great return on money we have already invested and will prepare the country for the global economy.

The students who would benefit under the DREAM Act have been raised and educated in the US State and local taxpayers have already invested in the education of these children in elementary and secondary school. America deserves a return on their investment.

Leading businesses such as Microsoft have endorsed the DREAM Act because they recognize that our broken immigration system is draining our economy of the talent and resources needed to compete in the global economy.

The DREAM Act promises to dramatically increase the pool of highly qualified recruits for the US Armed Forces.
There is a strong tradition of military service in immigrant families, but the lack of immigration status prevents many of those who wish to serve from enlisting.

Passage of the DREAM Act will increases revenues in our communities.

Enabling 800,000 immigrant students access to higher education would go a long way in inspiring other immigrant youth to strive for a college education. This will help boost the number of high skilled American-raised workers. As they take their place as hard working, taxpaying Americans, they will contribute a lifetime of revenues at the local, state and federal level.

Note To Congress-America Wants Immigration Reform Now! Links To Government And Other Kid's Sites. Explore, learn, and have fun!

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The CFL program assists federal agencies to meet the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 12999, "Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century".

The EO directs agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to give highest preference to schools and nonprofit organizations, including community-based educational organizations, (schools and educational nonprofit organizations) with the transfer, through gift or donation, of computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs.

We Are All The Children Of Immigrants. Including those in Congress.

Obviously; if one is not a Native American, their ancestors were immigrants at one time or another.

So stop being stupid Congress. Pass The Dream Act And Also, Reform Immigration Now!

My Father's Family came from Russia and Latvia.

My Grandfather Nathan, traveled all the way from Russia by himself as a teenager. He had a Brother, who already lived in Connecticut.

My Grandmother Sarah; came with her Father, Mother and Sisters from Latvia. Her Father was an Orthodox Rabbi.

I know they arrived in America before 1888; because my Grandmother Sarah and Nathan were married and their oldest child Florence, my Father's Sister, was born during one of the great blizzards 1881 or 1888.

The Great Blizzard of 1888 photos

Blizzard of 1888 wikipedia

My Father was born August 4th 1893. On Grand Street; NYC, (by the Brooklyn Bridge); Manhattan's Lower East Side.

They moved to Bayonne New Jersey, where Sarah's relatives lived when he was 7 yrs old.

He grew up to be a Bayonne Fireman and Bar owner and knew everyone in New York City.

My Father and his Brother Harry, were both in the Navy during WWI.

My Father Sam Atkins Jazz Age
My Mother's Parent's arrived in America around 1905, from Ireland.

My Grandfather Michael was from the County Clare. He worked on the Central Railroad; (in Jersey City), 100 years ago. Unloading box cars with a big hook. He and his fellow workers, sweltered in the summer and froze in the winter!

Central Railroad of New Jersey

NJ Central Railroad Terminal located at Liberty State Park.

Jersey City NJ Sues In Federal Court To Stop spectra's gas pipeline
I think Mike's older Sister was already here when he arrived. She did live nearby.

My Grandmother Bridget was from County Offaly. She always told my Mother that we were descended from the Kings and Queens of Tara Hall. Bridget's Brother, Tim was in the Army in WWI.

My Mother was born on Montgomery Street; in Jersey City (Hudson County) New Jersey in 1909, she was the oldest of 8 children.

She started working; running errands for dressmakers, going all the way to New York City. As young as, seven years old. She had to give her pay to her Mother but could keep her tips.  

Before that; from around age five, my Mother was expected to run household errands, like go to the stores and carry as much as five pounds worth of sugar, flour or other groceries home.

Every time I asked for a new pair of shoes; etc, she told me the story of how her Teacher/Nun, gave her a new pair of (ugly) brown shoes and she didn't like the color. But her father said they were good, strong shoes, and made her wear them anyway.

Or about the dress she made from a bathing suit. She had the picture.

Or if I didn't like some food she served, it was about how her Mother cooked goose every Christmas and she hated goose.


Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.
For anyone who hasn't heard about the new format for embedding youtube videos.

Now, you have to copy paste http: between src=" and /www.  


Thanks to the Kossack who posted this in an open thread a few months ago. I would have been lost without knowing about it.

Peace And Justice

Support NJ Dreamers June 25th 2013 Bill Wolfe

Submit a Letter to the Editor Immigration reform needs to happen now. Make sure your voice is heard in your community. Use this online tool to write a letter in support of immigration reform to your local newspaper editor. is a project of NDLON meant to foster collaboration between individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws.

Originally posted to rebel ga on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 05:47 AM PST.

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  •  Can you repost to Sham-Am? (4+ / 0-)

    somehow the algorithm won't let me do it, so you'll have to hit "publish now"

    If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

    by marykk on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 05:13:55 PM PST

  •  The Dream Act is such a no-brainer (7+ / 0-)

    Then again brains seem to be a rarity among Repugs.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 06:44:17 PM PST

    •  One of the Republicon/Teabag Members of Congress (4+ / 0-)
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      Stated recently that he doesn't understand why we can't get immigrants from Europe here instead of the ones we're getting from Mexico, etc.  You see those from Europe tend to be white and those from Mexico and other countries are brown.  Wish I could remember which Teabag idiot made this racist comment.

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

      by Rosalie907 on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 08:15:26 PM PST

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  •  Proud immigrants. (8+ / 0-)

    My father's family come here from Italy.His father was one of 5 brothers who helped each other and others from their area in their relocation. They worked hard, mostly at working class jobs. (gardeners, a chauffeur, a janitor) and did their best to send their children to school. The next generation worked too, but included in their employers were the Cleveland Browns and the Smithsonian.

    Now, we have a rocket scientist (really!) a college professor, import-export, and a bunch of more normal people. We're Americans, and an honorable part of the fabric of the country. The Dreamers just want the same chance my family had. It seems to me that we are cheating ourselves and our future, as well as theirs.

    •  Thank you, The grouch for your lovely comment. (3+ / 0-)
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      My Grandparents were immigrants also.

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 12:42:41 AM PST

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    •  Mobile creatures migrate. It's a natural function. (1+ / 0-)
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      Humans are conflicted because memory inclines them to want their environment to stay in place, while they themselves move around. Things staying in place, including other creatures (humans and domesticated animals), makes them easier to find again.
      How to resolve this conflict is a problem. We can actually accommodate both sides, the impulse to move and the desire for no change, by taking turns and/or communicating our desires. But, that means humans have to have a sense of time and some don't. People who don't have a sense of time and order can't contemplate taking turns. So, the expressed desire to keep them in place or have them account for their absence and return strikes them as restraint, just like putting a dog on a leash. And they resist and the conflict persists.

      Think of the current kerfuffle in Israel over settlements. It's all about keeping people in place, rather than wandering around as herders and agriculturists are wont to do.
      Think of the debacle in Iraq where the U.S. desire to plant 14 permanent military bases came into conflict with the sheep herders desire to continue their migratory way of life.
      Consider that recent migrants into the U.S. aren't really interested in permanence. Technically speaking they're not immigrants, since most expect to return to their families in the other Americas at some point.
      It's possible that the migratory gene is not always expressed and this also accounts for some people wanting everyone to stay where they are (in the Appalachian mountains, for example). It may be that this characteristic is shared by mountain people everywhere. Perhaps moving up and down the mountains is enough, so they have no desire to move on the horizontal plane. And, of course, all our national boundaries are horizontally defined.

  •  And just for the racists trolls. (2+ / 0-)
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    We are all descended from Negros.
    Or at least those of us who consider ourself to not be Negro have a common ancestor with those who more readily accept who they are and what continent their ancestors came from.

    Try that on the next racist you run into.
    It really pisses them off.

  •  Spoke of a Mystical Magical Land of America (3+ / 0-)
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    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 08:21:17 PM PST

  •  The only way these conditions can be imposed (4+ / 0-)
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    on juveniles is if they are categorized as non-persons. Otherwise, agents of government are obligated to deliver services to all persons equally, regardless of nationality.
    The Constitution did not contemplate discrimination, other than in defining the duties and obligations of citizens and citizenship.

    In other words, all persons, regardless of their origin or how they came to be under the jurisdiction of the Constitution were to be served. Slaves were excluded because they were only 3/5 of a person and children were and are the property of their parents. Children are not persons and that's why they can be both emancipated and disposed of by the courts, contrary to their druthers. If parents do not care for their property properly, the property will be taken away.

    The problem of the children of recent immigrants is larger than those children. It is that no children have rights, as evidenced by the fact that the U.S. alone, along with Somalia, has refused to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It's a national problem that, like other human rights, have had to be highlighted as they were in the case of Hamdan v. U.S. and Boumedien v. Rumsfeld. That agents of government have to recognize rights is a principle that tends to be overlooked when we focus our attention on the deprived. It's sort of the same problem as providing food to starving people and ignoring why they are being starved -- i.e. the agents of society not doing their job of providing for the general welfare. Also, the notion that assistance has to be earned disguises the real cause.

    If we're going to look at first causes, we should ask how it happened that there is a social obligation to provide for the general welfare. And the answer is quite simple. We created that social obligation by claiming ownership of the continent's natural resources and then parceling them out, under the rubric of private property rights, thereby excluding those deprived of property of access to the necessities of life. It may have been inadvertent, but private property rights are to blame for our obligation to share the fruits thereof.

    •  Thanks Hannah (2+ / 0-)
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      And Thanks Everyone; for all the rec's, tips, and great comments.

      You all so inspired me that I've been up all night editing.

      Just to let you know, I am republishing one more time right now. Then I won't republish anymore unless there's big news or something.

      The United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child CRC, CROC, or UNCRC.

      A human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

      The Convention defines a child; as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under a state's own domestic legislation.

      Nations that ratify this convention are bound to it by international law.

      Support US ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) The Campaign for US Ratification of the CRC - Home

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 05:44:13 AM PST

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  •  Wow! You have really done some homework (5+ / 0-)
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    for this diary as it is full of good links to explore.  Thank you, rebel ga.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 06:47:58 AM PST

    •  Thanks JaxDem. (3+ / 0-)
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      Yes; I've been working on this "The Dream Act", for a few years now. Since around 2010.

      I find it very productive to update and republish older diaries with new stuff. Often I link them to similar diaries like here.

      Re-use, Re-cycle. Works good for a lot of things.

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 07:26:46 AM PST

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