Close to 1 million dreams protected, 10.5 million to go

For many years, I have lived in fear of deportation and permanently leaving the country I call home. The fear of being separated from my friends, my family and my community; the fear of not being accepted within my own community; the fear of contacting the police in a time of need and the fear of losing my hope and dreams after graduating from college.
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Dream on

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: We are happy with President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy and hope it leads to the passage of the federal DREAM Act.

We applaud President Barack Obama’s move to stop deporting young immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children. It does not give immigrants amnesty or a pathway to citizenship. However, the president’s action is a momentous step in the right direction.
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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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Student advocate candidates discuss office’s role on campus

Two candidates running for student advocate in the 2012 ASUC general election said the office could work to reach more students, while another candidate said he would change the responsibilities of the office dramatically if elected. Students will decide between independent candidate Stacy Suh, Defend Affirmative Action Party candidate Victor
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Defend Affirmative Action Party announces ASUC executive candidates

The Defend Affirmative Action Party has announced its executive candidates for the 2012 ASUC general election. The party is running on a five-point platform, promising to work toward a reversal of fee hikes, double underrepresented minority student enrollment, campaign for the passage of a federal DREAM Act, stop British Petroleum-funded
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On cuts, fees and priorities

Given Insight

Maybe you’ve heard it shrieked from a protester’s megaphone as you cross Sproul Plaza. Maybe you’ve seen it chalked on building as you walk to class. Regardless of the method of communication, you’ve likely come across the catchphrase sometime in the course of your Berkeley education: “No cuts, no fees,
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Naturalizing American identity

Savage Heart Murmurs

Though laws determine American citizenship, we unconsciously define American identity. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at the March 10 federal DREAM Act rally on Sproul last Saturday to support the four marchers in their trek to Washington, D.C. In pursuing the eight-month long journey, these undocumented immigrants have
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