Today, DREAMer Tolu Olubunmi, would-be chemical engineer (if only she was allowed to practice her profession), spoke at a press conference reintroducing the DREAM Act with Senators Durbin (D-IL), Reid (D-NV) and Menendez (D-NJ). Tolu was introduced by Senator Durbin as someone whose “misfortune has been our good fortune;” she, despite her undocumented status, often volunteers full-time to better the lives of thousands of others.
True to the American values she adopted as a child, Tolu ended her heartfelt speech with these most inspiring words:
The Dreams of my youth are stalled, yes, but my country still needs me. So I volunteer full time to ensure a better future for thousands of others. Passing the DREAM Act is critically important to me and to so many others. I don’t believe that I’m entitled to anything more than this great nation has taught me: That we all have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Passing the DREAM Act is an excellent first step towards realizing this promise…
Watch this talented DREAMer as she shares with us the story of her struggle with our broken immigration system —
Warning: May need to keep tissues handy.