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Voting has started for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year 2012—and “undocumented immigrants” are one of the options on the list!
Every year, TIME Magazine holds a contest recognizing an individual, group, or item that has made a significant impact on the world that year. Previous honorees have included Mark Zuckerberg, Ben Bernanke, and Barack Obama. Undocumented immigrants—new Americans—are currently 4th on the list. That’s AHEAD of President Obama, Stephen Colbert, and Hillary Clinton!
TIME’s editors will make the ultimate decision, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have our say. It’s been a fantastic year for our movement, between the announcement of deferred action for DREAMers and the strength of the Latino vote in last month’s election. Immigrants have changed history this year—and it’s time they get recognition for it. Please vote!