COAST-TO-COAST SIT-INS: LOS ANGELES, ST. LOUIS, AND WASHINGTON D.C.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Dream is Coming
Juan, 407 602 8675, Flavia de la Fuente 949 910 6362
YOUTH URGE FEINSTEIN, MCCASKILL TO CHAMPION THE DREAM ACT
May 27, 2010. In Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Washington D.C., youth and community members are staging sit-ins inside the Senate offices of Senator Dianne Feinstein of California and Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, urging them to champion the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill.
At least 65,000 undocumented immigrant youth graduate from high schools every year, and many of them struggle to attend institutes of higher education and the military. The DREAM Act will grant youth who traveled to the United States before the age of 16 a path to citizenship contingent on continuous presence in the country, good behavior, and the attainment of at least a two-year university degree or a two-year commitment to the armed forces.
In Los Angeles, DREAM Team Los Angeles and UCLA’s Alliance of DREAMs are encouraging Senator Feinstein to champion the DREAM Act, and in Kansas City and Washington D.C. the Kansas Missouri Dream Alliance and community members are confident that Senator Claire McCaskill with co-sponsor the bill. These are only the latest in one of many coordinated actions of peaceful resistance initiated after four undocumented youth leaders staged a sit-in in Senator John McCain’s office last Monday, May 17th.
link to http://www.thedreamiscoming.com/2010/05/27/coast-to-coast-sit-ins-los-angeles-st-louis-and-washington-d-c/