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So Close to Our DREAM…and Still Fighting Deportations Case by Case


Today, as DREAMers take part in more than 125 actions across the country–including more than 15 in Florida–one DREAMer could be deported in the next day.

Please check our Citizen Orange’s post about Jorge Alonso, and TAKE ACTION ASAP!

3 thoughts on “So Close to Our DREAM…and Still Fighting Deportations Case by Case

  1. I’d like to put in my two cents regarding this issue. Once, I too, was here ilelgally; now I’m a naturalized citizen. By coming here and staying ilelgally I broke immigration law. In short, I was a immigration criminal for a time. During that time, I did not have the same rights reserved for legal citizens and I propose I could not ask for them. To ask for the same rights as those for citizens is just plain dumb. Please do not fault the immigration officer nor the agency for doing their job. They get paid to arrest folks who are here ilelgally not to go after the mugger or murderer. I also believe we cannot blame politicians. After all, politicians, for the most part, do what is asked of them or else they get voted out. Historically, when enough people want change in anything, change has always taken place, sometimes legally within the system and other times ilelgally by breaking the system and instituting a new one conforming to the new paradigm. To me at least, it seems Hispanics are not united nor organized enough to make our issues visible in the political radar of the US. We seem busy celebrating our material, and why not our intellectual, achievements and cultural differences from one another that whenever something bad happens to someone else, we give thanks it wasn’t us. Like the soldier in the front line who thinks it will the guy next to him that will get the bullet and gives thanks for living another day. When we stop celebrating our differences and realize that we face the same problems separately and as such we don’t stand a chance, then we will band together, plan our strategy and really make our voices heard and our issues addressed not before then, I’m afraid. As an example: The recent march in Washington was a failure namely because it was not well planned. There was little or no publicity and its timing was dismal. It’s effect was the opposite of positive yes, negative. I believe it hurt the cause because our opponent has seen that we lack support and planning. There are 47 million of Hispanics in the US, yet 50K showed up this shows that this immigration issue, for all the noise and red faces we make, means very little to us. Make no mistake, I dream for the day when we can come together as one and make our mark in this great country that has welcomed us, just as other waves of immigrants have. When I see the landscape of Hispanic history in the US, it saddens me that we’re still in the dark ages of influence. I hope and wish for the day when we say: Basta ya! Enough already!

  2. Try as they may, hey will not get away with this! This is completely inaiidtcve of how dishonest this political organization is. A large portion of the latino audience speak and read english you nimrods. This need to be reported on the other networks but I won’t hold my breath.