April 26, 2017

Gama applies for deferred action, after two months, is approved

Gama faces obstacles on the path to citizenship, is of the first students to be approved and receive national ID card by Rossy Peralta, Asst. La Voz Editor Cecilia Gama, senior, received a national ID card in February. Gama was one of many undocumented students who benefited from the DREAM Act “(With the ID card) I can get a job and pay my (future) loans, even if I don’t get a lot of scholarships, I don’t have to live in debt,” Gama said. Deferred Action is a project for undocumented students who have been raised and educated in the United…

Gama fights for career

by Perla Jiménez, La Voz Editor “I can’t be a lawyer, a paramedic (or) a pastry chef,” Cecilia Gama, senior, said. This year, President Barack Obama’s executive order made Deferred Action possible for students. With Deferred Action, C. Gama will be able to follow her dream of becoming a professional lawyer. “I had doubts about it (Deferred Action) ’cause it’s not a concrete thing,” C. Gama said. Alberto Gama, sophomore and brother of C. Gama, said he is excited about the new program because being an immigrant “limits the opportunities you have, even if you deserve them.” Still, the two…

Latino Club, Student Council supports DREAMers

First day to apply for Deferred Action brings more than 13 thousand immigrants by Perla Jiménez, La Voz Editor The first day to apply for deferred action, Latino Club and Student Council helped the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) direct DREAM Relief Day. “People bring their children to this country without knowing know the situation for them to be punished,” Chris Gonzalez, senior, said. The day focused on completing applications for Deferred Action and providing information about the program. Although about five thousand people were expected, more than 13,000 arrived. “As a teacher, I’d like for all…

Students, teachers volunteer at Dream Relief Day

                            Photo used with permission by Sandra Chico by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Teacher and student volunteers from WHS met at 5:45 a.m. to leave for Navy Pier and volunteer at Dream Relief Day on Aug. 15, the first day undocumented immigrants can apply for deferment. President Barack Obama issued an executive order that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for deferment, which allows them to obtain a work permit and protected status in the U.S. for two years. At Dream Relief Day, undocumented immigrants could fill out…