Monday, October 1, 2007

We Have a Dream

This is the first in a series of videos that will be posted here featuring the voices and stories of those most effected by the DREAM Act.

The bill, which has been stalled in Congress for more than 4 years, would give undocumented kids, who were brought here as children and have been raised and educated in the US, the tools they need to fulfill the American dream. It would allow them to further their educations, gain meaningful and productive employment, and through their hard work and commitment, eventually earn the right to become full members society, free of the undocumented status passed on to them by their parents.

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, has promised that in the next few weeks the bill will be taken up for consideration one more time. Please contact your Senators today and let them know that the children have waited long enough, worked hard enough, and followed the rules long enough ...they've earned the opportunity to now follow their dreams.

Learn more about the DREAM ACT

More on the Dream Act from MigraMatters

Contact your Senators and tell them to give these children the opportunity they deserve by supporting the DREAM Act.

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Nightprowlkitty said...

what a compelling video! those kids are wonderful and the US would be the richer for having them here.

Cathreina said...

It would have been more convincing if these students would have spoken from the heart and not from a teleprompter or cue cards.

Anonymous said...

Something to think about before waving the banner of the so-called DREAM Act:
What we really need is a 'WAKE UP Act' Those of us on the side of human rights and against nativism, racism, nationalism, and the foes of liberty need to be careful about supporting bills and policies that look good on the surface. Sadly, those of us on the side of equality, liberty, and solidarity are up against a ruthless international system that, regardless of the high flown bullshit rhetoric about goodness and freedom and democracy, chews up and spits out human beings for the sake of enriching a few. It uses nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, and other forms of divide and conquer to keep us from uniting to fight against it which is the enemy of us all and it and it's political avatars can be quite subtle so be careful.