New York State Youth Leadership Council


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Nov 10


I graduated Salutatorian of my 2010 class but…

Dear Angy, Currently I am stuck at home, not attending college or working. I feel like I’m going crazy, I don’t know what to do. Florida is a really hard state to attend college when you are undocumented. My high school counselor wasn’t of much help since she was clueless about my situation too. I’m […]

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Feb 10


My name is Angy and I’m Undocumented!

In honor of DREAM Act Week of Action, every day we'll be sharing the personal stories of undocumented students who need us to pass that legislation and give them the opportunity to reach their dreams. This is Angy's story.

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Jul 09


Breaking News!: Taha will not be Deported!

Thanks to everyone who made calls to DHS and Senators Lautenberg, Menendez, Sires and Scott Weber- Taha was granted deferred action, which means he’ll be able to stay here and go on to college! Taha’s victory comes at the heels of the deferment of other DREAM students on deportation proceedings: Walter Lara and Benita ...

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Apr 09


Dreaming in Dixieland: Dream Act Activism in the South

A group of young high school students in Calhoun, GA, a rural community about 1.5 hours from metro Atlanta, are sowing together small pillows for  Sen. Johnny Isakson, with the hopes raising awareness about the complex daily plight of thousands of undocumented youth living in this country.  Nevermind that Sen. Isakson favors ...

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