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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator

Trail of DREAMs: 1,500 Mile Journey for Justice

Here's the message we sent to our members. After you've read it, please add your voice.

Clicking below will sign your name to our petition to end the deportation of DREAM students
Our petition: We stand with Senators Lugar and Durbin in calling on the Obama Administration to immediately end the deportation of students eligible for the DREAM Act
trail of dreams - click here to sign

For the past four months, we have been telling you the story of Gaby, Juan, Felipe, and Carlos as they walk from Miami to Washington, D.C. Now, just 87 miles from Washington, D.C., they have an announcement they want to share.


Dear Friend,

Yesterday, everything changed.

We just learned that Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Lugar (R-IN) have called on the Obama administration to do the key thing we’ve been calling for: halt the deportation of undocumented “DREAMers” like us — students who were brought here as children and yearn for the opportunity to study, serve the country we love, and realize our aspirations.1

Change is in our grasp, but we need your help to make it real. Now is the time to show President Obama that everyday people stand with us DREAMers and the Senators who have joined our call for change.

Clicking below will add your name to our petition to the Obama administration to end deportations of DREAM students now. We need all the help we can get, so please tell your friends and family to join us too.

Clicking here will sign your name to our petition

Our petition to the Obama Administration reads as follows: We stand with Senators Lugar and Durbin in calling on the Obama Administration to immediately end the deportation of students eligible for the DREAM Act.

This is exactly why we are walking.

For years, we have fought against deportations of our friends and family members and demanded an end to the senseless targeting of hard-working students. Now, two U.S. Senators are echoing our call.

We have walked more than 1,000 miles because growing up undocumented has meant living in fear that any moment we could be taken from the communities that raised us and believed in us for so long. We have a chance to erase that fear for families across the country.

The effort of Senators Durbin and Lugar to stop deportations of students could be a powerful start to mending the many failures of our immigration system. As we have learned over the past few months, even the longest journey begins with a single step. This step is real, it’s tangible, and now we need your help to take the next one.

Please join our call. Clicking below will add your name to our petition to the Obama administration to end deportations of DREAM students now.

Clicking here will sign your name to our petition

Thank you,

Gaby, Juan, Felipe, and Carlos

References

1. "Sens. Durbin, Lugar Ask DHS to Stop Deporting Young Students," Washington Independent, 4-21-10
http://bit.ly/9b0AzA


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