“The bill addresses the issue of families who have been separated through deportation. Undocumented immigrants who had been deported for non-criminal reasons but who had been in the U.S. before the end of 2011 can reapply to re-enter and apply for RPI status, if they are the spouse of or parent to a child who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident, or a Dreamer eligible for the DREAM Act.” THIS MEANS MY FAMILY CAN ONCE AND FOR ALL BE REUNITED, I COULD CRY.

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The unmaking of “illegal” immigrants-Ngai

Americans became increasingly believed that deportation, initially imagined for the despised and dangerous classes, was undemocratic and unjust when applied to ordinary immigrants with homes and families in the United States.

"Hence, during the 1930’s and early 1940’s statutory and administrative reforms attempted to ease the tension between sovereignty and democracy that immigration policy created”

Family values and environmentalist views of morality paved the way for reform…” 

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I just met Jose Antonio Vargas. One of my biggest inspirations. I am still in awe—but unfortunately I’ve to return to reality and do my homework. 

There were just so many things that he mentioned that I fell in love with, perhaps because they touched on so many personal issues. Mixed status families. I guess I had never realized that I belonged to a mixed status family. About community. About opportunity and dreams. This is what America is about. This is what I am about. This is how I define American, with my story, my dreams, and my family. We are America. 

Aqui se respira lucha. 

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It’s no longer until God do us part—its until the INS does us part.

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‎”Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.

"-President Obama 1/21/13
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