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Tomorrow, United We Dream (UWD) is hosting rallies, marches and protests as part of its “Right to DREAM” campaign’s National Day of Action. Frustrated with the Obama Administration, undocumented youth around the country are calling on President Obama to keep families together and use his executive powers to protect DREAMers from deportation.
In a press advisory the group released ahead of a call that UWD is hosting tomorrow, the group explains the reason for the energy behind its day of action:
In the first three years of the Obama Administration, the immigrant community has experienced more deportations than under President Bush or any other President, causing unspeakable pain for Latino and immigrant families – communities the President is especially interested in appealing to this year.
Despite promises for reform and a moderate deportation policy, the deportations have continued unabated. The President must shift his record and DREAMers around the country will rally this week to call on him to grant them relief.
The support for the DREAM Act is both public and political. Last year, twenty-two Senators co-signed a letter to the President urging him to grant administrative relief for DREAMers. This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expressed hope that relief is coming soon from the White House. Polls also show it is supported by 70% of all Americans and 85% of Latinos.
“Clearly, the President has the authority to act but the Administration has refused to reverse course,” states UWD.
More more information, visit the campaign website, or follow the conversation on Twitter using #Right2DREAM.
See below for a full list of events that are happening around the country tomorrow, some of which are happening in key Latino battleground states:
Event: Rally Outside of Local Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Office
Where: 2035 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
When: 10:30 am PDT
Event: The Right to DREAM in Arkansas
Where: University of Arkansas -Little Rock (2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204)
When: 12pm CDT
Event: “Lighting” our Right to Dream
When: 9pm CDT
Event: Press conference, rally, and street theater in Front of U.S. Immigration Court Building
Where: 32 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 10am PDT
Event: OC’s Right To Dream – National Day of Action!
Where: South Orange County – Corner of La Zanja and Camino Capistrano
When: 4pm PDT
Event: Right to Dream: with Sin Fronteras Youth
Where: Obama for America downtown Orlando office; 1516 E. Colonial Dr
When: 4pm EDT
Event: Right to Dream Rally in Miami
Where: Obama for America/Democratic Party Offices- 801 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, FL
Event: May 17th National Day of Action: “Right to Dream”
Where: Woodson Park on SW 29th and May in Oklahoma City
When: 12pm CDT
Event: Dream Act Oklahoma
Where: 6th and Boston in Tulsa OK
When: 11:30am CDT
Event: May 17th National Day of Action: “Right to Dream” Rally
Where: University of Houston – (1 Main Street, Houston TX 77002)
When: 12pm CDT
Event: Demand the Right to DREAM hosted by the San Antonio Dream Alliance, Students United for the Dream Act and the University Leadership Initiative
Where: LBJ Lawn, near the LBJ Library at the University of Texas, 2313 Red River St. Austin, TX
When: 3pm CDT
Event: Dreamers’ Day of Action: Right 2 EDUCATION
Where: 1027 S 5th ST Milwaukee, WI 53204
When: 4pm CDT