Supporting the DREAMers

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley’s new undocumented student program coordinator, Meng So, is a welcome and hopeful addition to the campus.

Despite seemingly insurmountable odds due to his status as an illegal immigrant, Jose Antonio Vargas developed a successful career as a journalist and immigration activist. Vargas moved to the Bay Area from the Philippines when he was a child, unaware that he was undocumented, and drew national attention when he
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Campus awards scholarships to about 140 students under DREAM Act

For one undocumented UC Berkeley junior, a scholarship has meant the opportunity to dream again. Born in Japan, the student — who asked to remain anonymous to protect her immigration status — had a less-than-perfect childhood. After her family moved to California about 20 years ago, her undocumented father was
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Marchers begin cross-country trek in support of federal DREAM Act

Despite holding two business degrees, Bryan Gutierrez is working in janitorial services. He is an undocumented immigrant. In support of her brother Bryan and millions of undocumented immigrants, Raymi Gutierrez and a few others began a walk  across the country Saturday as part of the Campaign for an American DREAM, which is
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Winter break news in review

The Daily Californian stopped publishing in print after classes ended Dec. 2. until the spring semester classes started Jan. 17.  Aggregated below is some of our coverage of the news that occurred in that time period. Click on the titles to read the full stories and browse through the news section
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UC Berkeley opens California DREAM Act scholarship

The UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office released the scholarship application for students who would receive private financial aid under the first part of the California DREAM Act starting January 2012. The $8,000 Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Scholarship — which was formed after Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 130
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GOP assemblymember files papers to overturn California DREAM Act

Assemblymember Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, filed referendum papers Monday  to overturn the California DREAM Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown Saturday. Donnelly had openly promised to file a referendum before the act was even passed in legislature, said Cassandra Joiner, spokesperson for Donnelly. “We’re broke —
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