Footnotes: "The DREAM Act and Other Mexican (American) Questions"

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by John-Michael Rivera

1 United States Census Bureau. American FactFinder. Table Viewer. (Undated.) DP-1. Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010. 2010 Demographic Profile Data.

2 See Barnett, Pamela. “Gutierrez Ties Immigration Proposal to Education Status.”  (April 25, 2001). CongressDaily. For a more detailed history of the DREAM Act, see Carrasco, Stacey. (2006). The DREAM Act, Is It Just a Dream. Master’s thesis, San Francisco State University.

3 House of Representatives 1582 (107th): Immigrant Children’s Educational Advancement and Dropout Prevention Act of 2001. 107th Congress, 2001-2002. Text as of April 25, 2001 (Introduced).

4 For a recent discussion about the problems of the different DREAM Acts as they relate to military service, see, for instance, Foley, Elise. (Jan. 25, 2013). “Undocumented Immigrants Push For Military Service Under Deferred Action.” The Huffington Post.

5 For a detailed discussion about the various DREAM Acts at the federal and state levels, refer to the Immigration Policy Center, the research arm of the American Immigration Council.

6 NumbersUSA. (Dec. 17, 2010). Comprehensive Amnesty Threat. “Sen. Sessions: 10 Reasons to Oppose DREAM Act.”

7 Hawkins, Rodney. (Feb. 1, 2012). “Ron Paul Tells Hispanic Crowd He Opposes DREAM Act.” CBS News. For more on the debate about the economic impact of the DREAM Act, see Kirby, Marshall. (Jan. 5, 2011). “The Economic Consequences of the DREAM Act.” The Minority Business and Economic Report. The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce.

8 McDonough, Pat. (Nov. 2, 2012). “Burden on the Citizen Taxpayer Will Never Stop If the So-Called Dream Act Is Allowed to Become Law.” The Dagger.

9 McGreevy, Patrick, and York, Anthony. (Oct. 9, 2011). “Brown Signs California Dream Act.” Los Angeles Times.

10 Ortiz, Erik. (May 23, 2012). “Critics Pounce after Rep. Steve King’s Compares Immigration Process to Dog Breeding.” New York Daily News.

11 U.S. Senate Letter from 22 Senators to President Barack Obama. (April 13, 2011). Available at, for instance, America’s Voice website and at U.S. Sen. (Ill.) Dick Durbin’s website.

12 Durbin, Dick. (June 28, 2011). “Passing the DREAM Act.” From his website, Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator for Illinois, Assistant Majority Leader.

13 Ojeda, Raul Hinojosa, and Cruz Takash, Paule. With Castillo, Gerardo; Flores, Gilmar; Monroy, Adriana; and Sargeant, Delroy. (2010). “No DREAMers Left Behind: The Economic Potential of DREAM Act Beneficiaries.” North American Integration and Development Center at University of California, Los Angeles.

14 Feinstein, Dianne. (Dec. 18, 2010). “Senator Feinstein Statement on the DREAM Act.” From her website, Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator for California.

15 Lantigua, John. (Sept. 20, 2012). “In Miami, Obama Voices Support for DREAM Act, Improved Education Opportunities.” Palm Beach Post.

16 Obama, Barack. (May 3, 2012). Office of the Press Secretary, the White House. “Remarks by the President at Cinco de Mayo Reception.”

17 Mayorkas, Alejandro. Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Aug. 15, 2012). “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Who Can Be Considered?” U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Also see an update of Frequently Asked Questions from Jan. 18, 2013, at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

18 Obama, Barack. (June 15, 2012). Office of the Press Secretary, the White House. “Remarks by the President on Immigration.”

19 Passel, Jeffrey, and Lopez, Mark Hugo. (Aug. 14, 2012). “Up to 1.7 Million Unauthorized Immigrant Youth May Benefit from New Deportation Rules.” Pew Hispanic Center, Pew Research Center.

20 Ibid.

21 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Undated). "

22 CNN Wire Staff. (Aug. 17, 2012). “Undocumented Immigrants Line up for Relief from Deportation.” CNN.

23 Johannsen, Robert. (1988). To the Halls of Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press.

24 For extensive discussion of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, see Richard del Castillo. (1990). The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press. Gomez-Quinones, Juan. (1994). Roots of Chicano Politics, 1600-1940. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. And Rivera, John-Michael. (2006). The Emergence of Mexican America. New York: New York University Press.

25 Menchaca, Martha. (2007). “Latinas/os and the Mestizo Racial Heritage of Mexican Americans. Chapter 28, Page 313. In A Companion to Latina/o Studies. Eds. Juan Flores and Renato Rosaldo. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing. See also Menchaca. (2001). Recovering History, Constructing Race. Austin: University of Texas Press. Gonzalez, Deena. (1982). The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848-1988: Papers of the Sesquicentennial Symposium. Las Cruces, N.M.: Dona Ana County Historical Society. And Luna, Guadalupe. (July 1999). “Beyond/Between Colors”: On the Complexities of Race: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Dred Scott v. Sanford.” University of Miami Law Review. Rev. 575.

26 Owen, Robert Dale. (October 1878). “Recallings from a Public Life II: Texas and the Peace of Guadalupe Hidalgo.” Scribner’s Monthly. Pages 868-878.

27 Calhoun, John C. (July 29, 1849). Congressional Record. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. Page 17.

28 O’Sullivan, John L. (May 1845). “The Mexican Question.” The United States Democratic Review. Vol. 16, Issue 83.

29 Rivera, John-Michael. (2006). The Emergence of Mexican America.

30 Ruiz de Burton, Maria Amparo. (1885). The Squatter and the Don, 2nd ed. Edited and introduced by Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1997. Page 165. (Originally published by C. Loyal, 1885.)

31 See Rivera, John-Michael. (2006). The Emergence of Mexican America. Pages 68-69.

32 U.S. Census Bureau. Newsroom. (Aug. 14, 2008). “An Older and More Diverse Nation by Midcentury.”

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