If you don’t know about the DREAM Act (learn more here), it’s a bill that proposed a solution to problematic immigration policies that hurt folks like Steve Li, the hardworking San Francisco college student who never even knew his parents had him in the country illegally and now faces the possibility of deportation. The DREAM Act would allow people like Li, young folks without a criminal record who were brought to the country before the age of 16, to apply for permanent U.S. residency if they go to college or join the military for two years. This would be a great chance to give these young folks opportunities, rather than taking away all that they have.
I’m inspired by these activists who are using art to show their support for the DREAM Act. I think I’ll take to my notebook now, see if I have anything creative to say about it. I know I’ve got plenty to say about dreaming.
You can also call your senator to let them know how you feel. How will you show your support?