Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Friday that he would not vote to keep the federal government open past Dec. 15 without protections for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. In a tweet on Friday, Sanders became the third senator to say he would reject a spending bill without DACA protections. Republicans will need 60 votes in the Senate to pass legislation to keep the government open. Sanders’ statement comes after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was the first senator last week to say she would demand DACA protections in a year-end spending bill. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined that call on Thursday. Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Thursday they would reject a reported deal between President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans to propose a government funding bill without protections for DACA recipients. The flashpoint is a result of Trump’s decision to end the DACA program, with six months’ notice, in September. The DACA program gave about 800,000 people legal protections to work, study and live in the U.S. Shortly thereafter, Democratic leaders struck a deal with Trump to keep the government running until Dec. 15 — when the issue of DACA could be revisited. Trump has apparently gone back on that deal, moving forward with a government funding deal that would not touch immigration. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Twitter Thursday that he would push to pass the Dream Act by “the end of the year.” The House Progressive Caucus, of which Sanders is an honorary co-chair, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bernie Sanders "DreamAct Or No Budget Vote"
Undocutalks New Episode!!
Our Existence as Resistance," • Season 3, Episode 1.
In this episode, our hosts engage in a critical discussion asking: What is activism? And the ways we can all think of ourselves as activists. Finally, we cover the Dreamer Tour Guanajuato 2019, where multiple returnees and deportees gathered in a retreat where they are creating a network for Mexicans who are returning back to their country of birth. UndocuTalks is a podcast produced by immigrant youth centered on the premise of informing, educating, and sharing culture. Show Hosts: Melisa Garcia @melichapoeta Alejandro Mendiaz-Rivera @alejandromagno31 Rafael A. Martinez @undocu_scholar Creative Segments: Paola Monarrez @pmonarrez Rossy Evelin Lima DePadilla @rossyevelima Sound Engineer: Froilan Orozco - email@example.com
Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship Fund
Award: $500 to $2,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student Region: Alameda County Field of Study: Any Eligibility: • Be of Hispanic heritage as defined by the U.S. Department of Education • Plan to attend an accredited community college, university or approved technical or vocational school • Community college and university scholarship recipients must be taking in at least six units/credits Link: http://hcac-ac.org/index.php/scholarship
BMI Student Composer Award
Award: $500 to $5,000
Field of Study: Music Eligibility: • Be engaged in the study of music with a recognized and established teacher (other than a relative) • Have been born on or after February 2, 1990 • Be age 27 or younger as of the competition deadline • Have citizenship of a country in the Western Hemisphere • Apply by 2/1/2019 Link: https://bmifoundation.org/applications/form/bmi_student_ composer_awards_application