Monday, February 21, 2011

Still Hoping for the DREAM

DREAM Advocate Turns failure into hope

Isabel Castillo

 HARRISONBURG, Va. — Isabel Castillo was counting on the Dream Act, and when the Dream Act was defeated in December, it upended her dreams.
Isabel Castillo, right, arrives at a speaking engagement at the University of Virginia’s School of Law, where she will share her story about life after the Dream Act ended.

“Of course, I cried,” she said.

The Dream Act would have given legal status and a chance for citizenship to people like Ms. Castillo — illegal immigrants who were brought to this country at a young age (Ms. Castillo was 6) and then went on to attend college (Ms. Castillo, now 26, graduated magna cum laude)...more         

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