21 Reasons Why We Should Support the Dream Act – LEGAL IMMIGRATION!

Posted: July 22, 2010 in GLBTQ Rights, Immigration in the United States
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21 Good Reason to Risk Deportation for the DREAM Act – Desert, Science and Hot Dogs: The Three Sonorans.

21 immigrant youth are holding sit-ins in congressional offices on Capitol Hill, risking arrest and deportation in order to draw attention to the DREAM Act, which would grant them a path to citizenship. These are their dreams – dreams that to them are well worth the risk.

Laura came to America as a 1 year old baby on Independence Day. Since then, she has finished high school, graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and become an advocate for her right to contribute to the country.

Dulce has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is a licensed realtor. She wants to start a think tank and a talent tank to resolve the world’s global issues. She says, “These are my dreams. I cannot live in political limbo for the rest of my life.”

Jose: “My mother is suffering from kidney failure. Every day she is a little closer to death. She needs the DREAM Act to allow me to be free and work. It is with this sense of urgency that I call on this nation to listen to the real voices of undocumented youth fighting for a lifeline for our families.”

Lulu: “I refuse to accept that I will never see my family again. I refuse to believe that change is not possible. I am an undocumented student and I refuse to be silenced. Today, I am fighting for my right to be free and truly be happy.”

Uriel: “When we fail to speak up, when we fail to criticize, when we fail to stand up for our ideals, and when we fail to improve the lives of those around us; it is a far greater blow to the freedom, the decency, and to the justice which truly represents this nation we call home.”

David: “The memories I have of Mexico do not feel like they are mine. They don’t feel like mine because they are from a place that is completely strange to me.”

These are just an example of the people who are protesting to become citizens of the United States, and forever leave behind an ‘Undocumented’ and ‘illegal’ status.  There are 21 great examples, of which I have provided a few to you here to check this out.

The funny thing about all of this is that these are people who have worked their asses off in and for the American system, both contributing intellectually and physically to our economy and culture every single day.  Some of these people are paying and attending classes to advance in our country, working like mules just to get a good paying job, and ultimately living up to the ever-distant ‘legal’ status and likewise, THE AMERICAN DREAM.



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