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The Day of a Million Dreams

| Catalina Spinel

Tags: DefineAmerican DREAM Act Immigration Reform President Obama

As President Obama declared today, “They are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper."

The posts and comments are still pouring in from the #WeAreAmericans hashtag after today's big announcement -- in fact, #Dreamers and #DefineAmerican was a trending topic on Twitter in Washington, DC today. The New York Times has even been covering the tweets and messages posted about the topic. Many are hailing today's breaking news as the first step forward towards a more just, fair and efficient immigration policy.

Watch President Obama's statement on immigration policy, and then join Jose Antonio Vargas in saying, "Thank you for this principled and courageous act." 

Below is a news roundup of articles and posts from today. Enjoy, and let's keep the conversation going. This is just the beginning.

NPR News: Deportations of law abiding younger illegal immigrants to stop

New York Magazine: Jose Antonio Vargas Just Misses Immigration Policy Cutoff, Is Thrilled Anyway

LA Times: Obama immigration plan: Advocates offer mixed reactions

New York Times: Obama Limits Deportations, Giving Young a Work Option

AP: U.S. Will Give Immunity to Some Young Illegal Migrants

Department of Homeland Security: Secretary Napolitano Announces Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities

 

 

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