While the DREAM Act has inspired bold activism led by educators and students, its status as a pillar of the immigration reform movement may be somewhat undercut by the taint of the military recruitment machine.
Without immigration reform, the November elections are likely to be ugly, with Latino voters "paying back" those they perceive as being anti-Latino as well as purveyors of broken promises, under the slogan "no legalization, no re-election."
The Obama administration has set a record for deportations of illegal immigrants, much to the dismay of immigration reform advocates who had hoped the president would reverse the enforcement policies of his predecessor.
I was 13 years old when I learned I was undocumented -- that I was "illegal." Me, the girl who played violin, loved the Dodgers, received straight A's and always sat in front of the class. How could I be illegal?