This carefully researched list contains 52 pages of up-to-date information about scholarships available for immigrant students that don’t have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency as well as advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications.
"Peña Nieto, Time suggests, is the only hope for salvation for the tens of millions of Mexicans living in poverty in Mexico, and maybe even for the millions of Mexicans who desperately abandoned their country for a better life in the U.S. because they couldn’t get a job or couldn’t afford school here, or because some drug cartel killed everyone in their family. Wanting to make sure it was all true, I wrote to Time and asked for a response to the nasty payola rumors that have circulated about their relationship to Mexico’s presidency. All I got was this canned reply:
"TIME does not accept payment in exchange for editorial coverage under any circumstances. Rates listed on TIME’s public media kit refer to the cost of advertising with TIME and have nothing to do with editorial content."
6 dried guajillo chiles, stemmed, seeded and soaked
2 teaspoons crumbled dried marjoram
2 teaspoons crumbled dried oregano
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 small white onion, chopped, divided
1/2 cup sweetened pineapple juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 pounds extra-lean ground pork
1 pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
1/2 cup mayonnaise
8 sesame seed hamburger buns
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Drain the soaked chiles and put them in a blender with the marjoram, oregano, garlic, 1/4 of the chopped onion and the pineapple juice and puree until smooth. Add the salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
Put the pork in large bowl and pour the marinade on top. Using a fork, mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
Divide the pork mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 1/2-inch thick patty.
Oil the grill pan. Working in batches, grill the burgers until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer the burgers to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Let rest for about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, brush the grill pan with oil and grill the pineapple slices until golden brown, 2 minutes per side.
Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on the cut sides of each bun and warm on the grill pan about 2 minutes, cut-side down.
Place a burgers onto the bottom half of the bun. Top with a slice of grilled pineapple, some cilantro and the remaining chopped onion. Cover with the bun tops and serve.
Estoy tan Feliz que encontre tu blog. Soy mexicana pero con poquo knowledge de donde vengo I was born in Michoacan and brought her when I was 3. And I'm still undocumented, but thank you for this blog I love it <3
I am happy you did too, and on your quest for knowledge feel free to compartir lo que aprendas con nosotros.
Hiiiijole, neta que ver vatos como tu me llena el corazón de esperanza jaja. Ver morros Mexicanos que no le anden tirando al swag y verse gringotes negando el nopalote me dan ganas de vomitar. Toparme con gente como tu que abrazan su nacionalidad y la ponen en alto me da chingo de gusto. Saludos, compa.
Ijole, muchas graicas por eso, que eso es merito lo que quiero que vea la gente cuando visitan mi blog. De nuevo gracias mi chava!
The bill was decided in the presence of several immigrant students and their families who succeeded in higher education.
Immigrant students and their families were acknowledged by Speaker Frank Chopp as House discusses Dream Act.
Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Tukwila, said that the bill is a chance for all students who have worked hard in Washington state high schools to attend colleges and contribute in a meaningful way to the United States.
“This is the opportunity to compete,” he said. “This isn’t a giveaway — an opportunity to compete.”
Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, D-Seattle, said that the community loses out when students who strive can’t get financial aid.
“Without enactment of this proposal, many of the best and brightest among us are in fact excluded from contributing all that they are able to their communities, to our country,” she said.
However, Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, said that making more students eligible for state need grants increases the difficulty for all students to obtain financial aid. Last year, 32,000 eligible students did not receive a state need grant because of limited funding.
“That’s holding down a hope, a dream,” he said. He suggested taking a look at other states’ proposals. “The statistics unfortunately trump the dream at this time.”
Speaking in support of the bill, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, said the Dream Act is an opportunity to fix the laws for children stuck in a “broken federal system.”
“There are countless stories of people who want to the do the right thing” and become citizens, she said. “This bill gives us the opportunity to create a law that acknowledges children who were not decision makers in their location of residence.”
So I Just want to say that your blog is awesome! I really like it, and I saw that you went to watch Thor? I loved that movie so much I watched twice haha Bueno adios que tengas un buen dia, o noche no se haha...
Gracias mi chava, and I did watch it. I found it a little too long pero it was good none the less. Buenos días y feliz año nuevo.
Hablanto de Mariachi as escocharo de la novela Colombiana La hija del Mariachi? yo no mas e visto pedasitos pero mi mama si la vio todo y le encanto.
La neta no me he sentado a verla, pero si me gusta su versión de la rola de Jose Alfredo Jimenez- si nos dejan. Pero Im not as novelero as I used to be. I need to get back on dicen que hay unas bien buenas ahorita.
Gaby, born in Ecuador, is one of the best known Dreamers. She and three others walked 1,500 miles from Miami to Washington, D.C., in 2010 to raise awareness of the plight of undocumented immigrants. As political director for United We Dream, she helped persuade President Obama to announce the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. She now heads the Bridge Project, a pro-immigration reform advocacy group.
Felipe, born in Brazil, joined Gaby to participate in the 1,500-mile walk dubbed the “Trail of Dreams.” After that, he went on to become one of the top voices of undocumented LGBTQ people. Earlier this year, he pushed to ensure LGBTQ families were not left out of the Senate immigration reform bill. As co-director of the gay-rights group GetEQUAL, he is currently advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ community.
Julieta, born in Mexico, was nicknamed “DREAM Elder” in 2010 when she turned 30 years old and no longer met the age requirements of that year’s DREAM Act. She also doesn’t qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals because of the program’s age cap. Despite all this, she hasn’t given up. As a leader with United We Dream, she is advocating for an immigration reform bill that would allow her to gain citizenship.
Erika, born in Mexico, is a national leader in the immigrant rights movement and a well-known advocate of the DREAM Act and immigration reform. She has done everything from participating in civil disobedience actions to confronting politicians on their tough stance on immigration. Last year, she mobilized to stop her mother’s deportation. She is currently the outreach director for Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).
Joaquin Luna Jr.
Joaquin, born in Mexico, took his own life the night after Thanksgiving in 2011 because he feared his undocumented status would forbid him from realizing his dream of going to college and becoming a civil engineer. He was 18 years old and months away from his high school gradation. His story has become a symbol of the psychological distress and depression some Dreamers feel because of their undocumented status.
Vargas, born in Mexico, holds a law degree and wants to become a military lawyer. Aside from advocating for legislation to allow Dreamers to serve in the military, he has been advocating for immigration reform through a political group he launched last year called Dream Action Coalition. The group is known for challenging lawmakers on their stance on immigration and highlighting the political power of Latino voters.
Mohammad, born in Iran, was one of the first Dreamers to participate in a civil disobedience action. In 2010, he and three others did sit-in at Sen. John McCain’s office in support of the DREAM Act. Since then, he has led similar civil disobedience actions, the most recent one being the border crossings of the Dream 30 and Dream 9. He is co-founder of both DreamActivist.org and the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.
Prerna, born in Fiji, describes herself as undocumented, unafraid and unapologetic. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind about President Obama’s record on immigration, which she once called “depressing and dismal.” Besides working to stop deportations, she also advocates for the rights of LGBTQ immigrants. She is co-founder of DreamActivist.Org and currently serves as a board member for Immigration Equality.
Julio, born in Mexico, calls himself an “artivist.” He began using art to deal with being gay and undocumented, or “undocu-queer.” It wasn’t long before Dreamers from across the country began using his artwork in campaigns and rallies to advocate for the DREAM Act. Now, through Dreamers Adrift, a media project he co-founded, he encourages Dreamers and “undocu-queers” to tell their stories using various art forms.
Ju, born in South Korea, was one of the first Asian and Pacific Islander Dreamers to publicly proclaim he is undocumented. He did so in a big way by participating in an act of civil disobedience in 2010, hoping it would empower other Dreamers to also come out about their status. He is currently involved with the National UnDACAmented Research Project, a study that seeks to understand the effects of the DACA program.
"The University of Texas-Austin’s Young Conservatives chapter, which has been fighting for conservative values for more than a quarter century, boasts of alumni like Senator Rand Paul and Congressmen Jeb Hensarling and Steve Stockman. We wonder what they think of the group’s latest stunt: A campus-wide game, called Catch an Illegal Immigrant, which rewards students who tackle designated Longhorns wearing Illegal Immigrant signs. Because they’re illegal immigrants. Get it?"