Monthly Archives: November 2010

Media DREAMing

The New York Times Magazine mentioned the DREAM act in its in depth story of an undocumented UCLA student named Leslie. The article was a classic example of episodic framing as Leslie’s life consumed the majority of the story. Her … Continue reading

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DREAM

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act was introduced in September 2010 by Illinois Senator Richard Durbin. DREAM has also been proposed multiple times in the past. The bill seeks to give undocumented minors the ability to attend … Continue reading

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Secure Communities – Opposition

There had been an outcry against the growing Secure Communities program. A San Francisco Weekly blog reports that the Washington state police department opted out of the program. Local departments could still participate, but the State department did not want … Continue reading

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Secure Communities

The Secure Communities program was created by the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to expel dangerous criminals that were also illegal aliens. The program relies on local law enforcement to supply fingerprint information of those arrested to the … Continue reading

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