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Somerville School Committee passes resolution supporting the DREAM Act

With a unanimous vote, the Somerville School Committee passed a resolution that supports the concepts of the Dream Act, which is currently before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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BOA committee green-lights DREAM Act resolution

Wednesday night marked the third time in a month that immigrant community activists filled a room in City Hall to ask Somerville officials to make the case for a resolution supporting federal legislation that would help the children of undocumented immigrants afford college.

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Feds search East Somerville building, come up empty

Immigrant advocates are denouncing a recent federal immigration action in East Somerville, saying that agents intimidated a family of documented immigrants while looking for another man in a Franklin Street building last week.

On Thursday, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, conducted an operation in Somerville, said Patricia Montes, executive director of Centro Presente, a Somerville based immigrant rights group.

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ICE operation leaves Somerville residents distraught

There are few details, but an operation by the federal Immigration Customs Enforcement agency last week sent shockwaves through the city’s immigrant community.

“Late-night knocks at the door by groups of men dressed in black are intimidating to anyone, but even more so to the vulnerable families of neighborhoods like East Somerville,” the immigration advocacy group Centro Presente said in a statement.

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Students Win School Committee Support of DREAM ACT

Kevin Alegria would like to study U.S. History and acting when he grows up. But it will take more than good grades to make the 14-year-old’s dreams come true, and legal— he will also need an act of Congress.

Alegria, an 8th grader at the Argenziano School, joined more than a dozen other Somerville youths on Monday to urge the School Committee to declare their support of the DREAM Act now before Congress.

Event

"A New Era of Women in Politics:" A panel discussion

Centro Presente holds ‘A New Era of Women in Politics,’ a panel discussion to explore ways to increase civic participation and equal political representation of women in politics.

When: Thursday October 28th 2010 at 10:00 A.M.

Press Release

VICTORY for Somerville Youth! The Somerville School Committee Pass Resolution in Support of the Dream Act.

Somerville, MA- This Monday night with a unanimous vote, the Somerville School Committee passed a resolution that supports the concepts of the Dream Act which is currently before both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Press Release

Press Advisory: Immigrant Family members of Centro Presente Denounce Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) tactics of intimidation‏

Press Advisory

WHAT: Immigrant Family members of Centro Presente Denounce Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) tactics of intimidation

Media Contact: Patricia Montes
Centro Presente- (617) 959 3108

Event

Voter Registration Drive

Voter Registration Drive

As part of ‘Our Voices, Our Vote,’ a civic participation campaign, Centro
Presente is hosting a Voter Registration Drive

Press Release

Centro Presente counters ICE's Secure Communities Program - Campaign launched to educate public about the effects of dragnet policies on immigrant families -

PRESS RELEASE

Centro Presente counters ICE’s Secure Communities Program
- Campaign launched to educate public about the effects of dragnet policies on immigrant families -