Hey all! We know the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals application may seem a little daunting so over the next couple weeks we’ll be rolling out with a series that tries to answer some frequently asked questions.

http://mycuentame.org/deferred <== Check the site frequently and of course follow us around the internets for a heads up on releases! 

Update: Thanks to you and the tons of calls after watching our video, now the case on Ruth Montaño has been dropped and is officially closed. She will remain together with her children here at home!

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Can we get a signal boost? 

On Dec 31st 2012 Bakersfield police arrested Ruth Montaño after a neighbor had complained about barking dogs. Police then racially profiled Ruth and asked her for immigration status. Now Ruth may be taken from her three U.S. born children. 

Call ICE at 202.732.3000 

"I am calling in support of Ruth Montaño, Case No. A205 763 399 and ask that her deportation case be dropped. She is a low priority deportation, she has no criminal record. She has 3 U.S. citizen children." 

This is how you stand up for immigrant rights at a senate hearing! 

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Send a message to President Obama and leading legislatures. We want rights before enforcement.
Visit http://immigrantbillofrights.org and tell us with text, video, or image, what right do you demand?

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I.C.E. Raids Home of Undocumented Youth Leader, Activist

This comes at a peculiar time. Immigrants rights leader and proponent of immigration reform are in the midst of preparation for a formidable offensive push and it’s hard to imagine just what immigration enforcement is thinking with this one. Our communities won’t let this one slide.

Here’s what journalist Pilar Marrrero blogged shortly after the event broke out on social media.

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Illinois House Approves Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

A major victory for immigrants in Illinois. Laying a model for the rest of the nation! 

via NBC Chicago

The Illinois House on Tuesday approved legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain temporary driver’s licenses. The bill was passed by a vote of 65-46.

Under the plan, drivers would get three-year licenses, called Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses,  but would be required to take a driver’s education class and carry car insurance. Lawmakers believe there are as many as 250,000 undocumented immigrants on Illinois roads and that more than 40 percent of deadly Illinois crashes involve drivers who don’t have a license.

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Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year 2012?

An invisible population stepped forward on June 15, 2012, to stake its claim to the American Dream. On that day, President Obama declared that certain undocumented immigrants — a group simply labeled “illegal” by many — would not be subjected to deportation, under broad-ranging conditions. Suddenly the logjam of immigration reform shifted, as more than 1 million undocumented young people who had been in the country for the past five years found themselves with new opportunities. What is more, the sympathies of other groups of people who have undocumented relatives — and thus are mindful of their plight — may have clearly shifted to a President on a campaign for re-election, as evidenced by the preponderance of Hispanic and Asian-American voters casting their ballots for Obama. Chastened by the results of the vote, the GOP has warmed to a legislative fix, increasing chances of comprehensive reform.


Source: TIME

New Ad BLASTS Joe Arpaio: “432 Sex Crimes Ignored, 432 Victims Silenced.”

The anti-Arpaio campaign NoArpaio.Org has launched a new ad the looks to engourage Arizonans to unseat “the toughest sheriff in America.”  The title of the ad is “Sheriff Arpaio: 432 Sex Crimes Ignored, 432 Victims Silenced.” The makers hope to get the ad on TV soon

See the things is, no human being is &#8220;illegal.&#8221; National Hispanic Media Coalition and Latino Decisions have released a new poll on Latinos and the media. One of the most striking findings is the stat below.  But see the thing is, no human being is &#8220;illegal.&#8221; Like and Share this image if you agree! - ¡Cuéntame! Read report&#160;&#187;http://mycuenta.me/doi

See the things is, no human being is “illegal.”

National Hispanic Media Coalition and Latino Decisions have released a new poll on Latinos and the media. One of the most striking findings is the stat below.

But see the thing is, no human being is “illegal.” Like and Share this image if you agree! - ¡Cuéntame!

Read report »http://mycuenta.me/doi