Reflection on the SCOTUS Decision on DACA

By Lizzette Arias, Executive Director, Dream Project and Victoria Gonzalez, Senior Intern, Dream Project Background of the Case In June 2012, President Barack Obama established DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This executive order followed various failed attempts to pass the DREAM Act in Congress. At the same time, the Dream Project had just awarded its second round of renewable …

Information on Supreme Court’s decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court concluded that the Department of Homeland Security improperly ended the DACA program in a 5-4 ruling. Besides determining that the case was under the Court’s jurisdiction, it also decided that President Trump’s termination of the program was in violation of the Administrative Procedural Act when he failed to give adequate justification for ending …

Immigrants – They want a better life for their children

On Monday, May 4, together with six other immigrant-rights focused groups in Virginia sent a letter to Governor Northam to ask him to help the children of immigrants, our undocumented youth, regardless of status to continue with their education at Virginia colleges and Universities. You can read the letter here. Immigrants are on the front lines supporting the rest of …

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Helps Immigrants In-Need

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Helps Immigrants In-Need March 29, 2020 Arlington VA – The Dream Project, a nonprofit organization offering educational assistance to immigrants in Northern Virginia through scholarships and mentoring, has established an emergency relief fund to help immigrant students and families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigrants — especially those who are undocumented, have DACA …

Together, we will overcome this too.

Version en español abajo Our Dreamers have overcome many challenges in their young lives. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we want to let you know how we are continuing to support our students and community, while also ensuring their safety as we all face this new challenge: As you know, all Virginia public schools are closed for at …

Telling my story for change

By Johan, Dream Scholar Every story has power. As an immigrant from El Salvador and an undocumented student at Virginia Tech, telling my story empowers me. It can also be a vital communications tool used to promote social change that we want to see in our communities, our state, our country and even our world.  I arrived in the United …

Holiday Dinner 2019—Closing the year stronger than ever!

On Friday December 13th, we held our Annual Holiday Dinner to celebrate the holiday season and all of our students. Although held on Friday the 13th, a day appointed by popular culture as a day of misfortune and a point of countless horror stories, this evening became the most successful day in Dream Project history. We had the privilege of …