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The Unstoppable Dreamers

"Student activists supporting the bill—young people known as DREAMers—continued to push for the legislation with a series of gutsy actions. It is their dedication that has compelled Obama's executive order, which represents an end-run around Congress. The order implements many of the practical mandates of the DREAM Act, giving legal status to young immigrants"
"You can say that Obama was pandering for election-year purposes with his announcement last week that the government will no longer deport undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. You can say that the new policy does not go far enough in securing thoroughgoing immigration reform. So be it. The change is nevertheless a tremendous advance that will affect some 800,000 young people who have been living in fear and uncertainty about their ability to stay in the country. And it is worth spending a moment to pay homage to the DREAM Act students whose extraordinary activism made it possible."


to read Mark Engler's article "The Unstoppable Dreamers" published in: Dissent Magazine, June 20, 2012, click on

 http://dissentmagazine.org/atw.php?id=784

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