Ola Kaso http://michiganradio.org en Michigan woman gives a face to the Dream Act http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-woman-gives-face-dream-act <p>An incoming University of Michigan student has taken her fight against being deported to Washington D.C.&nbsp;<a href="http://1michigan.org/ola/"> Ola Kaso</a>&nbsp;testified before a U.S. Senate committee in favor of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DREAM_Act">Dream Act.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; The bill would allow the children of undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. to pursue their educations.&nbsp;</p><p>Kaso says she has tried to take advantage of the education opportunity given to&nbsp;&nbsp;her, an opportunity now threatened by deportation to Albania.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:10:20 +0000 Steve Carmody 3055 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan woman gives a face to the Dream Act Sterling Heights honor student faces deportation http://michiganradio.org/post/sterling-heights-honor-student-faces-deportation <p>With immigration reform bogged down in Congress and perennially on the back burner, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/25/AR2010072501790.html">Obama administration is pushing a more aggressive deportation agenda</a>. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to deport a record number of people this year.</p><p>If the agency has their way, one of them will be Ola Kaso, an 18-year-old girl from Sterling Heights. She&rsquo;ll be forced to leave just days after she graduates high school as one of the top students in her class.</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:26:24 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 2090 at http://michiganradio.org Sterling Heights honor student faces deportation