Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The DREAM hits Washington D.C.

Diana Martinez, 18, an undocumented student, was one of 12 arrested after refusing to leave their sit-in in the Hart Senate Office building.
An estimated 65,000 illegal immigrants graduate from U.S. high schools each year.
The Washington Post-Mark Abramson

"I'm not going to lie and say that I'm not afraid of someone coming in and trying to arrest me, but I can't let that fear take over my life," said Teodoro, 22, a student at the University of Massachusetts in Boston whose parents were deported back to Brazil a couple of years ago. "The only way of people finding out about my situation is to tell my story."

Washington Post article on everything that is currently going down in D.C. right now.  


Anonymous said...

Black people detest it when illegal aliens try to present their disregard of immigration laws as though it is in some way like unto the civil rights movement, because its NOT!

Come up with something different; have a thought, an original thought

Anonymous said...

I agree that the illegal alien situation is not equal to the civil rights movement, it is a different historical and social reality. But it does concern a "civil" matter, it does concern a matter of "rights", and, of course, as it is pointed out, there is a matter of "law". The Southern "laws" that discriminated against Afro-Americans really were "laws", but they were unjust laws and a horrendous shame on our nation. The young woman in the picture came as a child to our country, she is not the one who consciously broke any law. She has become a part of our culture, did her schooling in this new land, learned our language and ways, even to the point of using her "human right" to demonstrate. We need to give her a break, and especially demand that our "law"-makers get a handle on this situation. RDY