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While Benita was making her historic speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, we were watching Twitter blow up talking about her. Here’s a compilation of some of those tweets, many notably talking about how Benita was received last night compared to how she would be received at, say, the RNC:
Benita Veliz. A valedictorian of her class at 16. Double major in college. Graduated at age 20. Undocumented. Republicans would deport her.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) September 6, 2012
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) September 6, 2012
Benita Veliz puts a human face to DREAMers in the DNC speech too many people missed: youtu.be/uQgOQCdXd9Q
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) September 6, 2012
— asherhuey (@asherhuey) September 6, 2012
Anyone who suggests the two parties are the same — tell that to Benita Veliz. Only one will let her stay in this country. #dnc2012
— James Downie (@jamescdownie) September 6, 2012
At the RNC they would have performed a mass citizens arrest on Benita Veliz.
— Richard Kim (@RichardKimNYC) September 6, 2012
— Luis V. Gutierrez (@LuisGutierrez) September 6, 2012
Very cool to see Benita Veliz on the stage. Love the DREAMers. They are fearless and have changed the world.
— Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) September 6, 2012
Benita Veliz after speech last night: “Tonight was just a reminder that in America our dreams really do come true” huff.to/QdPWkp
— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) September 6, 2012
5 Questions For: Immigration advocate Benita Veliz, on being a DREAMer and nearly being deported dlvr.it/26Yp2g
— newsblok (@NBTWT) September 6, 2012
— Fair Imm Ref4m Mvmnt (@Re4mImmigration) September 6, 2012
— Eddie Reyes (@RicanInBoston) September 6, 2012
Mad props to Benita and the DREAM activists. Inspirational
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) September 6, 2012