Students eye measures to keep 'movement' alive after Republicans block youth immigration bill
- January 3, 2011
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies department chair and political science associate professor, is quoted in the Associated Press and 5 additional publications December 19, 2010
From the AP:
Few said the legislation, many called the Dream Act, had a chance in the next two years with Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives and a shrinking Democratic majority in the Senate. But they said that wouldn't derail the networks they had set up across the country to support illegal immigrant students and help them reveal their status and learn to live unafraid.... Another challenge is students could wind up feeling excluded when they can't work after graduation, despite their political activism. "It may alienate the group we most want to incorporate," said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at University of California, Irvine. Immigrant rights groups said they planned to turn up the pressure on the Obama administration to slow deportations, end local police enforcement of immigration laws and look out for the students, many of whom publicly revealed their immigration status over the last few months.
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