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DREAM Act Passes House Vote

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass the DREAM Act, 216-198. However, the bill does not appear to have the support needed to pass the Senate.

Do Council Candidates Support The DREAM Act?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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This is part seven of an ongoing Q&A series with candidates for Harrisonburg City Council. The current council unanimously supported a resolution in favor of the DREAM Act. When are such resolutions on national issues appropriate? Do you support that specific legislation?

DREAM Act Dead For Now

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The DREAM Act, the bill that would grant a path to permanent residency for many children of unauthorized immigrants, was effectively killed in the Senate Tuesday. The Washington Post reports: Republicans used a procedural vote to block the bill. Immigration advocates accused Republicans of sacrificing the well-being of thousands of young people to cater to […]

McDonnell: I Can’t Support DREAM Act

Friday, August 27, 2010


The DREAM Act is a piece of proposed federal immigration legislation currently stalled out U.S. Congress, but an immigrant from Harrisonburg pushed Virginia’s chief executive to take a public stance on the bill Thursday night.

DREAM Act Arrestee Tells Her Story

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Harrisonburg college grad-turned-immigration reform activist Isabel Castillo was arrested outside Sen. Harry Reid’s office in Washington D.C. Tuesday evening for participating in a sit-in supporting passage of the DREAM Act. Why did she do it?

Hundreds March for DREAM Act

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Hundreds of area immigrants and residents marched and rallied in support of the DREAM Act Wednesday evening in downtown Harrisonburg. Organizers urged Sen. Mark Warner to co-sponsor the bill that would grant children of unauthorized immigrants who arrived with their parents as minors “the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency.” Rebecca Martinez reports in today’s […]

Harrisonburg Immigrant Activist Arrested In DC

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Harrisonburg immigration activist Isabel Castillo, an unauthorized immigrant, was arrested outside Sen. Harry Reid’s office in Washington D.C. Tuesday for participating in a protest supporting passage of the DREAM Act. Castillo was in one of three groups of recent college graduates arrested for staging sit-ins in front of senators’ offices.

Dreams Do Come True

Friday, April 30, 2010


Long in the planning, Harrisonburg’s newest park opened today to warm weather, bright sunshine, and happy crowds of parents and kids of all ages. The playground is located on the East side of Neff Avenue just south of Sunchase Apartments.  The playground is designed for children with and without disabilities to be able to play […]

Dream Come True Playground & JMU Recreational Fields on Neff Ave

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


A press release for the new Dream Come True Playground was just released today. The playground will be located on Neff Avenue just south of Sunchase Apartments . I didn’t know this, but the idea for the Playground was initiated by the Girls Scouts in 2001. After a lot of determination and planning, the ground […]

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