THE DREAM IS COMING TO AN OFFICE NEAR YOU, SUPPORT US!
Monday, August 9, 2010
The Dream is Coming
A couple of months have gone by, and it gives me great pleasure to say how proud I am of the efforts and results this project has yielded thus far. The Dream Is Coming started as a collaborative effort between several immigrant youth groups across the United States, with the intention of putting the Dream Act at the forefront of the immigration debate. Since then, we have undertaken several actions that have drawn national attention and have drawn various endorsements from various leaders and supporters across the country.
In May, we staged a sit in at Senator John McCain’s office in Tucson, Arizona. Those 4 students now face deportation proceedings.
Last month we had sit ins in the congressional offices of Senators Schumer, Menendez, Feinstein, Reid and McCain to show once again that immigrant youth are “Undocumented and Unafraid” to stand up for the Dream Act! This upcoming Thursday, August 12th, those 21 students who staged the sit in will travel back to Washington DC for their court appearance.
Last Thursday, thanks to the efforts of some of the members of this very same project we managed to help a young mother from Arizona, Marlen Moreno, who faced a deportation order to be served yesterday August 8th. She now has been granted deferred action and will remain in the country for another year.
Today, we had an article published in the New York Times about our efforts and the fight that we continue to engage in to secure the passage of the Dream Act this year.
As we continue to develop and coordinate more future actions, we encourage those who like and support our work to please consider making a small donation to our cause. All of our actions and events are funded by your donations, or the pockets of activists and immigrant youth alike.
Thank you for your visiting our site and taking part in the fight for the passage of the Dream Act!
–Juan and The Dream Is Coming Staff
link to http://www.thedreamiscoming.com/2010/08/09/supportu/