Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Still DREAMing: Immigrant Youth Educational Workshop

Posted By on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:01 PM

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We here at the Current have been closely following the path that undocumented students throughout the country have been taking toward gaining citizenship.  Back in November, I wrote about the need to pass the DREAM Act, and in the months since, Newsmonger and I have taken to the blogs - following the DREAMers' late 2010 hunger strike, the sit-in at Kay Bailey Hutchison's San Antonio office, and the arrests that followed.  In early March, Michael Barajas covered the march on the Capitol and gave us an update on where DREAM lies today. And we're not done yet. DREAM Act NOW! at UTSA is hosting an event at the downtown campus this Saturday, March 26th.  The organization will be providing information for immigrant youth on how to proceed with their education beyond high school.  Their goal is to educate the community, empower youth, and endorse human rights.  While DREAMers voices have been heard, their work is far from over.  And in this space, I'm going to continue do whatever I can to keep the DREAM alive for them.  This cause isn't specific to the students or their families, but rather, to the human race as a whole.  It is not an immigration issue; it is a human rights issue.  Questions?  Comments?  Pissed off?  Please feel free to send any love letters and/or hate mail to me at or follow @chrissygarza on Twitter.

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