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With today’s “graduation ceremony” for DREAM activists in Washington, questions resurface about how the bill legalizing undocumented young people will move forward. As the border prepares to receive National Guard troops, controversy remains over the death of Anastasio Hernández in Border Guard custody; and the list released in Utah last week purporting to identify undocumented immigrants has struck fear into the hearts of the entire Latino community there.
DREAM moving forward? Notimex covers the week of action in Washington, DC, being conducted by groups advocating for the passage of the DREAM Act to legalize young people who have completed two years of college or enlisted in the military. Today, the young activists will take part in a simulated “graduation ceremony” in a church by Capitol Hill, where Congress has the ability to push the measure forward and benefit some 2.1 million people. La Raza (Chicago) reports from a community meeting held by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), at which Durbin sought the audience’s assistance in increasing pressure to pass the DREAM Act by sending letters or emails to Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN). Durbin described Lugar as “the only Republican willing to support the DREAM Act. We need more Republican senators to help us with this.”