Today, across the country, students are hitting the streets, college campuses and the offices of their elected officials and university administrators, to demand justice. The DREAM Act, for those who don’t know, would give undocumented youth the chance to work towards legalization and access to higher education.
I had the privilege recently to work alongside DREAM students in Orlando, Florida. I can only say it was an inspiring and transformative experience. This country’s best and brightest are being denied the right to higher education and the right to become fully contributing members of the country they love and call home.
But today, on the 52nd anniversary of the Little Rock 9 desegregation of public schools, once again youth are taking center stage in the fight for justice. More than 125 events are happening in 26 states across the country in support of the DREAM Act. From Orlando, FL to Little Rock, AR to Los Angeles, CA today’s actions are about a youth-led movement for equality.
In the midst of this exciting day, DREAMers are still fighting for a stay of deportation for Jorge-Alonso Chehade. To sign a letter asking for a stay of deportation for Jorge-Alonso, click here.
Visit www.dreamactivist.org for a full list of actions and events today.