Santa Fe Dreamer's Project in the News

MSNBC    March 2019

MSNBC

March 2019

 
SANTA FE REPORTER    March 2019

SANTA FE REPORTER

March 2019

 
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE    Feb 2019

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Feb 2019

 
BUZZ FEED    Nov 2018

BUZZ FEED

Nov 2018

 
SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN    July 2018

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

July 2018

 
SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN    Sept 2017

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

Sept 2017

 
FAST COMPANY    June 2017

FAST COMPANY

June 2017

More lawyers, reporter stopped and questioned at border by U.S. officials

At least one journalist and four American immigration attorneys have been stopped and questioned at border stations in Arizona and Texas in recent months, according to their interviews with NBC News. These are in addition to 59 others whose names were on a list to be pulled aside by border agents in San Diego.

Give them Refuge

Refuge(e), tells the stories of two asylum seekers previously held at a privately owned detention facility in Cibola County in western New Mexico.They are two of the first individuals who successfully won asylum cases with legal help from the Santa Fe Dreamers Project nonprofit, which has gone on to advocate for hundreds more.

Two transgender women joined migrant caravan. Only one survived journey to San Francisco.

They’d known each other only a few months, but the Honduran women had formed a tight bond, traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border together last spring in a highly publicized migrant caravan and petitioning for asylum in San Ysidro (San Diego County). As openly transgender women, the pair were running from the grip of death in one of the most violent countries in the world.

Transgender Members Of The Caravan Are Having A Hard Time Finding Sponsors In The US

Attorneys for transgender members of the caravan are rushing to find people willing to house them in the United States while their asylum cases play out in court, in hopes that the would-be immigrants won't have to wait for months in detention for their cases to be decided.

Santa Fe lawyer gets death threat after Fox News mention

A death threat against immigration attorney Allegra Love launched an FBI investigation and forced the Santa Fe advocate to abandon her home until the danger passed, sources have told Searchlight New Mexico.

ICE arrests young immigrant’s sponsor months after feds assured him he’d be safe

Gari’s case illustrates the effects of President Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to immigration enforcement, which was central to his campaign. Previously, immigration agents wouldn’t target an unauthorized resident who was sponsoring a child. But that changed under the Trump administration, which has increased immigration raids and other efforts to apprehend people living in the country illegally.

MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE

The Santa Fe Dreamers Project considers itself more than a charity. Love wants to highlight how effective immigration policies go beyond humanitarian reasons—it’s just good business. She intends to change the public’s narrative, shifting the focus to what communities can expect by investing in young immigrants. “We need to stop talking about [immigration] as if it’s charity,” stresses Love. “We need to start crunching numbers.”

SANTA FE LOCAL FLAVOR May 2017

SANTA FE LOCAL FLAVOR May 2017

living in epic times

"In my view, the truest form of sanctuary is when a family has the freedom to work and to be essential to a community or an economy. None of us is safe from the impact we'll see when these removal policies gain traction and our immigrant community becomes intimidated, silenced, or disappeared."

MARIE CLAIRE

MAR 30, 2017

This Woman Is Changing Undocumented Immigrants' Lives in Under an Hour 

Love wants to be sure that residents who came here illegally don't lose their chance to stay, legally, because they don't have access to a lawyer. It can be simple, but it takes meeting immigrants where they are, and in the new, deportation-focused administration, it's work that's more vital and time-sensitive than ever.

 

Jezebel

Dec 6, 2016

 

What Happens Now?

While the looming Trump presidency is bad news for everyone, it is particularly terrifying for the marginalized among us, including “probably two million” of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States whom Trump vows to deport.

LATINO USA

MAR 24, 2017

THE NEW NORMAL

The first few minutes on Latino USA's newest episode "The New Normal" features a really moving and informative story of one Santa Fean and her daughter and their struggle to adjust to life under the Trump Adminsitration. You'll also hear stories and sounds from some of Santa Fe Dreamers Project's legal clinics. 

 

Santa Fe Reporter

Nov 16, 2016

What’s Next?

For immigrants, fear and anxiety follow Trump’s election

Santa Fe County, which runs the region’s largest jail, also put in place protections for undocumented immigrants, declining to honor requests from ICE to hold immigrants suspected of crimes. 

SANTA FE REPORTER

AUG 31, 2016

Dreams on Wheels: Santa Fe attorney takes free immigration legal services on the road

“Non-traditional” doesn’t even come close to describing her approach to lawyering. It’s not pro bono for a pat on the back. It’s a core philosophy. “This is just my stubborn ass being like, ‘I want to know if this can be free,’” she says. “I believe in access to justice and access to a lawyer.” 

 

Santa Fe New Mexican

Nov 16, 2016

Santa Fe school district seeks to reassure immigrant students in wake of election

Allegra Love, legal counsel for the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, which helps immigrant families gain legal status and fight deportation, agreed that people in the community are confused. “There are lots of questions,” she said, “and we don’t have a lot of answers yet.”

DARTMOUTH MAGAZINE

JAN - FEB 2016

Law and Border

Attorney Allegra Love ’03 started the Santa Fe Dreamers Project to help immigrant families fight deportation and gain legal status. It’s lonely, frustrating, heartbreaking work.

 
 
 

KSFR 101.1FM

Nov 14, 2016

One Thousand Santa Feans Show Support for Immigrant Dreamers

KSFR’s Katherine Mast reports from a Saturday event at Cheesemongers that brought out 1000 Santa Feans to have their portraits taken in support of immigrants in Santa Fe.