Rally in San Francisco / Pass the DREAM Act Now!


Check out event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126844420663456

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time: 300 – 500PM

Location: Senator Feinstein’s office

Street: One Post Street, Suite 2450

City/Town: San Francisco, CA

Note: This event is refers only to the Northern Region San Francisco Action

From the event page:

STUDENTS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA WILL BE MOBILIZING TO A PRESS CONFERENCE & RALLY TO DEMAND THE PASSAGE OF THE DREAM ACT NOW!
(Note: This event page refers only to the Northern Region San Francisco Action)

WHY? Senator Feinstein has the power and influence needed to champion this legislation and get it passed. If it does not pass by the end of June, the bill will fail and students will be deported!!!

To join the action as an organization, please email Michelle Romero @ meromero@ucsc.edu.

To join the action as an individual, simply RSVP to this event and SHOW UP on Thursday 5/20 @ 3pm.

TRANSPORTATION FROM UC SANTA CRUZ AVAILABLE for students.
To sign up, email Michelle @ meromero@ucsc.edu.
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WHAT IS THE DREAM ACT?
The Federal Dream Act is a piece of legislation that, if passed, would provide a pathway to legalization for undocumented youth who were brought to this country before the age of 16, graduated from U.S. high schools, and have chosen to pursue higher education or service in the military.

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE HAVE NOW?
Currently, 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools across the nation. Most were brought here as children and have lived here most of their lives. This is their home.

Unfortunately, when they graduate from high school, they are faced with serious financial barriers to higher education because of their immigration status. They do not qualify for any state or federal financial aid (including loans!). Can you imagine having to pay $25-30,000 out of pocket? This is unfair because these students and their families DO pay taxes (sales tax, property, income, etc).

Moreover, students who do find a way to make it through college and earn their degree, still can not work here legally.

Our immigration system simply does not have a process for these students. The Federal Dream Act would correct this problem and provide a pathway for these students to achieve their dreams and become fully contributing members of our society.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Check out the United States Student Association campaign webpage:
http://www.usstudents.org/get-involved/how-hungry-are-you-for-the-dream-act

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