TheDig: DREAM Act in Action

Everything you need to know about the action around the DREAM Act on the
web is here!

According to the Dream Act Portal, “Under the rigorous provisions of the
DREAM Act, qualifying undocumented youth would be eligible for a 6 year
long conditional path to citizenship that requires completion of a college
degree or two years of military service.”

The Dream Activist website recaps nationwide action:

“It all started on May 17th, the anniversary of Brown v. Board of
Education, when five students stage sit-in at Senator John McCain’s
office.  Four arrested were arrested, three were detained by ICE.

Then, hunger strikes in Michigan, calling on Senator Stabenow to
co-sponsor the DREAM.  Protests in front of Senator Schumer’s office,
calling him to champion the DREAM.  Los Angeles DREAMers create a serious
sigalert and shut down traffic for two and a half hours.  Kentucky goes on
a 65 hour hunger strike, asking Senator Bunning to support the DREAM.
Kansas City and St. Louis have vigils and protests, calling on Senator
Brownback to support the DREAM.  Within the past week, a total of 12
students have gotten arrested in Feinstein’s California offices, calling
on her to champion the DREAM.  A trifecta sit-in coordinated by KSMODA in
St. Louis, Kansas City, and Washington D.C. urges Senator McCaskill to
Co-sponsor the DREAM.

On May 21, the DREAM Act press conference was held in Arizona.  Watch the
video here:

Other incidents are chronicled on the “Silent Body Art Expression! DREAM
ACT NOW, NO SB1070” facebook event page,

April 22nd: Nine activists protesting state Senator Russell Pearce’s
anti-immigrant bill SB 1070 chained and locked themselves to the doors of
the Arizona Capitol.

April 23rd: Governor Brewer signed SB1070 before the eyes of hundreds of
activists who gathered at arizona to protest against he bill.

May 3rd: 18 UC berkeley Students started a Hunger strike againts SB1070,
it lasted 10 days.

May 10th: 14 people arrested after they laid down chained together on
Alameda Street, in front of the Immigation detention center for over 5

May 11th: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting a school
district’s ethnic studies program.

May 17th: 3 Undocumented Youth Calling for Immediate Passage of the DREAM
Act Detained after their day long sit-in at Senator John McCains Office in
Tucson, AZ.

May 20th Students shut down L.A. 405 freeway traffic for the DREAM- 9

May 20th: Supporters of the DREAM Act marched from Union Square in San
Francisco, CA to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office. 7 STUDENTS ARRESTED

Follow the most recent tweets:

Full details of the most recent events are available at  In one of the most recent articles,

“May 27, 2010.  In Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Washington D.C., youth and
community members are staging sit-ins inside the Senate offices of Senator
Dianne Feinstein of California and Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri,
urging them to champion the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill.” For full

as well as…

“STUDENTS ARRESTED at Senator Feinstein’s Office in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA. On May 27th, three strong women staged a sit-in at
Senator Feinstein’s office, asking her to champion a stand-alone DREAM Act
bill and make it a reality before June 15th.” For full story:

We actually did a EduSeries about AB540 students and the DREAM act, for all of those who might like a little background – check it out!!


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