Dreamers, the DREAM Act and DACA

This archive of articles and videos is about the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children, also known as Dreamers. Former President Barack Obama, by executive order, implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which granted Dreamers temporary legal status to live, work and study in the U.S.

Written by Brandy Ruiz on Jun 19 2020 - 1:02pm
The 700,000 Dreamers in the United States have held their breath for the past three years, expecting the worst from the U.S. Supreme Court after the Trump administration said it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Written by Calasia_Haynes on Dec 13 2018 - 8:08pm
By Calasia Haynes and Sarah Grace Villarreal for NOWCastSA Immigrants and their advocates have much to be wary of when the Texas Legislature convenes in January, 2019.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 22 2018 - 6:52pm
Scroll down to replay full video: Leaders from COPS/Metro, a coalition of churches, schools and unions, asked candidates for Congress and the Texas Legislature to support the coalition’s agenda on issues from public school funding and predatory lending to immigration and workforce development during its General Election Accountability Session Oct. 16, 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in the San Antonio suburb of Helotes.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 18 2017 - 3:20pm
About 200 people marched through the streets of San Antonio Saturday, Feb. 18, protesting the Trump Administration’s immigration policies. Liberty League of San Antonio, a grassroots organization, organized the peaceful event, which went viral via a Facebook invite.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 2 2017 - 1:22am
Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. San Antonio organizations and elected representatives are responding to Gov. Greg Abbott’s withholding state grant money his office administers to Travis County due to the county jail’s policy regarding immigrants.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 30 2017 - 9:59pm
On Jan. 29, 2017, about 250 people gathered in San Antonio's Main Plaza to protest the Trump Administration's move to ban Muslim refugees and to build a wall on the border of the United States and Mexico. Watch a full video of the rally below.   In their own words, here is their story.
Written by Daniel Serna on Jan 20 2017 - 1:41pm
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) along with the William C. Velasquez Institute held a two-day “Latino Texas Strategy Session” at the Westside Education and Training Center. The strategy session was organized after an outcry from Latino voters concerned about incoming President Donald Trump’s proposed policies and offensive language towards Latinos during his presidential campaign.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Dec 30 2016 - 6:47pm
In 2016, 1,224 different individuals watched live NOWCastSA webcasts live for a total of 569 hours. These were the top 10 webcasts of the year by live views:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 30 2016 - 6:32pm
These are the top 12 stories of  2016 curated by NOWCastSA Managing Director Charlotte-Anne Lucas: 
Written by JamiAlise on Dec 14 2016 - 3:52pm
Southwest Workers Union & RAICES will be collaborating to present a workshop that shares information on how to stay protected if you are undocumented. There is much uncertainty on what to expect in the coming years for our undocumented communities. This workshop will help those that may not qualify for relief and start the discussions on sanctuary spaces and ally solidarity. Safe space open to community and free event.