Fighting for the DREAM 2011

Reflecting in a distant mirror the courageous civil rights activists who preceded them, five young Latinos wearing graduation caps and gowns staged a sit-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2011.  The five students were brought to the US by their families as children. The young graduates urged the Obama administration to stop deporting undocumented youths, and to pass the DREAM act. During the first term of the Obama administration, US officials deported undocumented people at record rates.  Nancy Meza, one of the civil rights advocates who participated in the sit-in, stated, “We have grown up in this country and consider this home. Most importantly, I am taking part in this action to remind this country of its values; human values and constitutional values.” The poster that Nancy is holding refers to Governor Jerry Brown of California.

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