Opinion: DREAMing of a Better Future
The DREAMers — young immigrants, like Rosa Velasquez from United We Dream – have defined the immigration debate by sharing their stories with the American people and reminding us what’s at stake. No nation that condemns young people to a life of limitation is living up to its most deeply held values. Our immigrant youth movement has exposed this moral contradiction in a powerful way.
But DREAMers are not just leading this fight for themselves; they are also fighting for their families and their communities. Condemning anyone to second-class status, barred from the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, violates the very core of our democracy.
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