Thank you for supporting 1 million DREAM youth. #WeAreAmericans
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Thank you for supporting 1 million DREAM youth. #WeAreAmericans

    1. Petition by

      Jose Antonio Vargas and Define American

Simply incredible.

Friends, I just learned that President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have listened to the public outpouring of support for DREAM youth -- young people who have grown up American and want to give back to their communities by becoming US citizens. You may have seen them "coming out" with me on the cover of TIME magazine this week.

Well, starting today, DREAM-eligible youth will be able to officially come forward -- no longer risking deportation -- and apply to work, join the army, or go to college. They will be able to give back to the country they call home.

While this solution isn't perfect (in fact, at 30, I don't qualify for relief myself), this is a tremendous victory that couldn't have happened without the passion and dedication of hundreds of thousands of people like you, raising your voices together.

As an undocumented immigrant myself, I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart, and I hope you will join with me in thanking the President for having the courage to listen to us and take bold action.

President Obama needs to know that there are reasonable voices like yours that are questioning the broken status quo and that support a broader, more inclusive America.

I am heading to DC right now with my team at Define American, and we will be delivering your thanks to the White House on Monday. Please add your name now and continue to stand with me for a new conversation about immigration in America.

You can read my blog post about this here

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    • doyle wright STRATFORD, OK
      • about 2 years ago

      we all came to this country looking for a better life for us and our family's and no matter who comes here all deserves the right to try and become an American. that's what our country was founded on was immigrants from other country's. so why is it we are trying to keep others out? has it changed since 200 hundred years ago when they wrote the constitution to only allow who we want here and not others trying to find a better life? if that's so then i would prefer not to be an American. i am white and i believe in freedom for all not just a select few. doesn't matter if they are Mexican or Jew or chine's or Indian.

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    • doyle wright STRATFORD, OK
      • about 2 years ago

      i believe that all who comes to this country has a right to try and be an American and take advantage of all that is available to them to make their lives better. no matter what color or race they belong to. isn't that what America is the land of emigrants.

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    • Christopher F. Vota EASTAMPTON, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      The less-than-one percercent have warred against the Middle Class for decades to deny Americans a living wage and kill all the social programs so they themselves can grow even fatter on their wealth. They recruited people from beyond our borders to illegally enter this country and artificially stagnate, then drive down wages by working for less, all the while killing benefits by not even knowing their entitlement. The children of these illegals, regardless of being born here, are the war-guilt the rich must bear once the war is over and the rest of US win!

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    • Dorielle Gibson KINGSTOWN, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
      • about 2 years ago

      God made all men equal and all shall treated equal For God love by color or creed or race or even who is rich or poor but because we were made in his own image. and when judges he judge us all by our works.

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    • kadmiel mcfee LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      britain should be made to adopt the same principles or not remain americas closet allie

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