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Hey, DREAMers with DACA, Learn Your Rights at Work

Hey DREAMers with DACA, Learn Your Rights at Work

Join the “Working with DACA: Workplace Rights Webinar” this Thursday March 13, at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT) and find out all you need to know about DACA and employment.  

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DREAMers Take Arrest Protesting GOP Inaction on Immigration Reform

Hareth Andrade-Ayala

Eleven million dreams will not be stopped. Today, more than 200 DREAMers took to the halls of the U.S. Capitol office buildings to protest House Speaker John Boehner's refusal to hold a vote on citizenship for the nation's 11 million aspiring Americans.

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DREAMers Tell Their Stories

DREAMers Tell Their Stories

DREAMers Gabriela Pacheco, Jose Machado and Hareth Andrade appeared on the Fusion network show "America with Jorge Ramos" to tell their personal stories and the stories of their families. The stories are powerful, from Andrade being separated from her parents for four years beginning when she was eight, to Pacheco having to fight each year to make sure her family can stay in the United States.

Watch the video after the jump.

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DREAMer Wakes Up in Video

A new video of the world-wide hit “Wake Me Up,” by Swedish DJ Avicii and Aloe Blacc, features DREAMer Hareth Andrade-Ayala, who arrived in America when her father Mario came to the United States in 2004 seeking a brighter future for his family.

But now after nearly a decade of hard work supporting his family, including Andrade-Ayala and two other younger sisters, her father faces deportation. Andrade-Ayala, 20 years old, told her family’s story at the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention.   

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Follow the DREAMers to Humane Immigration Reform

Photo via the United We Dream Facebook page.

Change and innovation comes not from the status quo, but from disruption. It takes a disruption in our everyday lives to stop us in our tracks, make us reflect and decide to make a change. This idea of cognitive disruption comes from Brazilian scholar Sebastiao Ferreira. The recent wave of courageous acts of nonviolence for immigrant rights proves this true--particularly the win just this week by the DREAM Nine immigrant youth leaders. 

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In the Immigration Debate, Why Does Citizenship Matter?

DREAMer activist Gaby Pacheco.

In the immigration debate, why does citizenship matter?

That was the theme of a series of panels hosted by AFL-CIO at the headquarters today in Washington, D.C. The answers were varied, but took two main directions. The first answer is the concrete benefits that immigration provides, both to the immigrant and to the community they move to and work in. The second is the moral dimension that accompanies the efforts of people seeking work so they can improve the lives of themselves and their families, particularly in a current system that allows for them to be exploited.

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Will House Block Road Map to Citizenship?

United We Dream illustration

Today in several state capitals and Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., immigration advocates, working families, civil rights and faith activists will urge Republican House members to allow a vote on the recently passed Senate immigration reform bill that includes a road map to citizenship.

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Union Summer Interns Rally with D.C.-Area Taxi Workers

Union Summer Interns Rally with D.C.-Area Taxi Workers

“My voice is kind of going. I’ve got to get used to this!” says Antonio Elizondo, a 23-year-old Union Summer intern from Los Angeles.

Elizondo is one of about 30 interns who converged on the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., this week for workshops and classes on activism and union organizing as the start of Union Summer, the AFL-CIO’s national program that introduces interns to the labor movement on union organizing campaigns.

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Our American Dream: Allie's Story

In this video from the Nevada State AFL-CIO, Allie tells her story of what it's like to grow up as a DREAMer, including the challenges she faced and her hopes for the future.

Learn why Allie supports a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship, and check out the Nevada federation's Facebook page for more videos

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Stop Aspiring Citizen Deportations, Groups Tell White House

The Obama administration should suspend deportations of aspiring citizens who would be eligible for a pathway to citizenship under a commonsense immigration reform bill that is under consideration in the U.S. Senate, a group of labor—including the AFL-CIO—Latino and other immigration reform advocates told the White House earlier this week.

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