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DREAM Now Letters to Barack Obama: Matias Ramos

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The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act.:

Dear Mr. President:

I greet you with respect and admiration, but also with a complaint and a request.

In April 2010 I packed my clothes in two bags and left my family and friends in California to work full time for the DREAM Act, a bill that you know well, and for which I have waited for many years. At that time I had nowhere to live but a friend lent me his chair for several months until I could rent a room. Washington is very different from Los Angeles in the culture and lifestyle. The adjustment was difficult, but received the support of many people across the country, who share the same dream: to become citizens of the United States.

Read the original (in Spanish) at America’s Voice Español.