IMMIGRANT YOUTH CONTINUE HUNGER STRIKE ON THE 170th HOUR
Monday, June 7, 2010
The Dream is Coming
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday June 8th, 2010
DAY 8: IMMIGRANT YOUTH CONTINUE HUNGER STRIKE ON THE 170th HOUR
DEMAND MEETING WITH SENATOR SCHUMER BY THE END OF WEEK
New York, NY. On Thursday June 3rd, 2010, staff members of Senator Schumer met with the Hunger strikers on the street and offered a tentative date of June 18th for an in person meeting with Senator Schumer. Every year, for well over 9 years, Dream Act youth have been offered false hope and broken promises and our dreams cannot wait any longer. Immigrant Youth are putting their lives on the line because they need the Dream Act immediately. The youth conducting the hunger strike are demanding a meeting by the end of this week! Immigrant Youth cannot wait any longer and the hunger strikers are already weak. Each day is critical!
As the Chairman of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, Schumer has the power to move the Dream Act forward today but chooses not too. He chooses to keep our dreams hostage while our time is running out! We’ve seen close to 10 years of fighting for this bill.
Every year 70,000 undocumented students graduate U.S. high schools. They have little hope of pursuing their dreams. The DREAM Act would allow immigrant youth who meet certain criteria, including coming to the US as children, having graduated from a U.S. high school, and having completed two years of college or military service, a path to citizenship.
Today, June 8th, 2010, on Day 8th of the Hunger Strike, the 10 hunger strikers, their families and community members will announce their demand to meet with the Senator Schumer by the end of the week.
When: Tuesday June 8th, 2010 at 12pm RAIN or SHINE
Where: In front of Schumer’s office located on 757 Third Ave New York, NY 10017
Images available at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/starved4dream/pool/
Media Contact: Marisol Ramos, co- founder
Phone: (347) 443-8299
Office: 212-497-3477, Cell: 917-443-7013
link to http://www.thedreamiscoming.com/2010/06/07/immigrant-youth-continue-hunger-strike-on-the-170th-hour/