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DRC – June Newsletter – Pol[ICE] in my Head!



The Dream Resource Center (DRC) team has completed the application review process and notifications have gone out for Dream Summer, the DRC’s national 10-week internship program. Congratulations to selected interns from across the country — we look forward to meeting you in person at the Dream Summer opening retreat next week!

HealthyCA released:

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  • Pol[ICE] In My Head – Part 3 of Undocumented and Uninsured: A Five-Part Report on Immigrant Youth and the Struggle to Access Health Care in California
    • Will soon be available in Chinese, Thai, Tagalog, and Spanish




KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara

April 27, 2015
Alma Leyva, DRC Research Coordinator, went on-air to discuss the new report, Pol[ICE] In My Head. Listen here.




IDEAS at UCLA: 8th Annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference (IYEC)

May 23, 2015

DRC Communications Coordinator Seth Ronquillo gave a fantastic presentation on the work of the DRC! Way to go, Seth!

Every year, IYEC brings together over 1,000 educators, students, parents, and community members for a full day of workshops and activities to educate, empower, and provide attendees with important information on how undocumented youth can pursue higher education and create change to better their communities.

DRC – Dream Summer Alumni Spotlight

Mario De Leon


Mario De Leon is a socially conscious mathematician and educator. In and out of the classroom, he works at the intersections of social justice and mathematics to provide the next generation of leaders with the tools to connect mathematical concepts to the world they live in; utilize math as a way to create solutions to issues affecting their communities; and deepen their appreciation for mathematics. Mario seeks to be a long-life math enthusiast and sharer of knowledge.

Read more here: Dream Summer Alumni Spotlight – Mario De Leon

Dream Resource Center – In The News

Social Justice Solutions

April 29, 2015

Social Justice Solutions coverage of DRC’s newest report: Pol[ICE] In My Head – Part 3 of Undocumented and Uninsured. Article: “Mental Health Care for Immigrant Youth”



April 25, 2015

Inquirer coverage of Pol[ICE] In My Head:

“Undocumented youth suffer high levels of mental stress”


New America Media

April 23, 2015

New American Media coverage of Pol[ICE] In My Head:

“Undocumented Immigrant Youth on Constant ‘High Alert’ — Study”


Telemundo 51 – Miami

April 22, 2015

Telemundo coverage Pol[ICE] In My Head:                                                                               

“Jóvenes ‘soñadores’ de CA sufren preocupación”


Asian Journal: The Filipino Community Newspaper since 1991

April 21, 2015

Asian Journal coverage of Pol[ICE] In My Head:

New study finds severe toll on mental health of undocumented immigrant youth”


89.3 KPCC Public Radio Station

April 21, 2015

89.3 KPCC coverage of Pol[ICE] In My Head:

“Undocumented youth in California face challenges to mental health care, survey finds”


May 26, 2015

With their decision, The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the Department of Justice’s emergency request to lift the injunction against the expansion of deferred action.

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Los Angeles Times

May 12, 2015

L.A. County ends contract [287g] with ICE, then OKs future collaboration




New York Times

June 4, 2015

New York Court Rules for Cesar Vargas (DACA recipient) to Become Lawyer

Public Policy Institute of California

June 1, 2015

Undocumented Immigrant Estimates by Insurance Region + Poverty Thresholds

Center for American Progress

May 19, 2015

The Economic Benefits and Electoral Implications of DAPA

California Immigrant Policy Center

May 2015

The California Blueprint: Two Decades of Pro-Immigrant Transformation


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“Please join us for an urgent National Day of Action event for Nan-Hui Jo in Los Angeles on June 10th! This June marks 11 long months of incarceration and separation for Nan-Hui. Now, more than ever, we need your support to demand that ICE release Nan-Hui immediately so she can reunite with her daughter.”

Full details here: Los Angeles Day of Action for Nan-Hui Jo!