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DREAM Students Stir Things Up in Washington

by Guest Blogger on 07/27/2010 at 4:00pm

Hundreds of courageous student activists from across the country descended upon Washington last week to raise awareness and fight for the DREAM Act.

Sporting caps and gowns, the students staged a mock graduation with speeches from student leaders, Senator Dick Durbin, and our very own Frank Sharry.  The scene was electric, as students spontaneously burst into chants and proclaimed themselves “undocumented and unafraid!”

Students gave touching speeches about their experiences in America, about how hard they’ve worked in school and strived to support their families. Erika Andiola recalled how Arizona’s Prop 300 had taken away $50,000 of her aid for school, but she didn’t allow it to break her spirit. She applied to private scholarships and eventually graduated from Arizona State University with honors.

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