Isabel Castillo, an undocumented immigrant DREAM activist from Harrisonburg, will be the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco. The New York Times reports: Stephen A. Privett, the president of the University of San Francisco, said he decided to award the degree after reading about Ms. Castillo in the On Education [...]
Press Release from Gravity Group: Gravity Group, a Harrisonburg-based branding and marketing communications agency, has announced the winner of its 1st Annual Gravity Group Brand Challenge: NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center.
Harrisonburg DREAM Act-ivist Isabel Castillo was profiled in a feature in Monday’s edition of the New York Times. Regular hburgnews readers should recognize the name from several stories published here in 2010. Castillo entered the U.S. illegally with her parents when she was six years old, and grew up in Harrisonburg. The NYT story by [...]
Community Announcement from Virginia Organizing: Harrisonburg, VA- Virginia Organizing is hosting an immigration forum on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg. The forum will focus on preserving immigrants’ rights in the face of a slew of anti-immigrant and anti-democratic bills currently making their way through the 2011 Virginia [...]
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.
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?
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 [...]
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?
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.