Nov 04 2013
On September 30th more than 30 undocumented immigrants, most of who were raised in the United States from a young age, challenged the nation’s broken immigration system by attempting to cross back over the border from Mexico. They were following in the footsteps of an earlier group of 9 activists dubbed the DREAM9 who had successfully obtained asylum interviews to remain in the country they consider home.
Now, activists calling to “Bring Them Home,” have successfully managed the release of all but 8 out of the second group of 34. Nine were released early on, and of the remaining 25, 11 have been released with one person being deported. Just this morning it was announced that two more may be deported.
The National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) which has organized the border crossings has gained prominence for these bold acts of civil disobedience that they see as essential to moving forward the debate on immigration reform.
GUEST: Cinthia Marroquin, national organizer with NIYA
Visit action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome to sign a petition.