Ordinarily, I would be more discouraged about Thursday’s passage of a bill to deport DREAMers. But, just five days ago, I was in Phoenix, at The New American Leaders Project’s training for community leaders, in a room full of first- and second-generation immigrants. Several were DREAMers, active in the movement to bring attention to the unjust exclusion of young Americans from tuition equity, gainful employment and democratic participation. These young people are American in every way, and as Rep. Luis Gutierrez said, “should not be responsible for the actions of adults and their parents.”
State of the States
In this digital era, if you die or become incapacitated, it is likely that an executive, fiduciary, personal representative or a family member will want access to your online banking accounts, investment portfolio, social media sites or email. If you have not entrusted someone with the accounts’ usernames and passwords, existing law makes it difficult to access them. State legislatures began to address this issue in 2013.