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Stand Up for a Standalone DREAM Act!

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The "DREAM Act Five" sat down in Senator McCain's office and risked deportation to countries they do not remember, and even threats to their lives, just to get everyone else to stand up for the immediate passage of a standalone DREAM Act.

Undocumented youth have waited 9 long years for passage of the DREAM Act, which would allow them to adjust their status in the United States provided they meet certain conditions: they must have been brought here before the age of 16 and be currently under 35, maintained continuous presence for 5 years, have good moral character (as in no criminal record), and complete either 2 years of college or military service.

Led by Mohammad Abdollahi from DreamActivist, the "DREAM Act Five" demand that the DREAM Act be the standard for subsequent immigration reform proposals and not bundled with an unpopular comprehensive immigration proposal that puts enforcement first, promotes invasion of privacy through biometrics, and continues to criminalize immigrant communities.

The DREAM Act has enough support to pass a standalone measure and waiting another year means deferring over 10 million dreams again--because the dreams of immigrant youth are the dreams of their parents as well.

A DREAM deferred is a DREAM denied. Now is the time to take action for the DREAM Act

1. Sign the email petition and follow it up with calls to your Senators and Representatives.

2. Join the civil disobedience actions at TheDreamisComing.com

3. Donate to sustain the DREAM Act Five in terms of their legal costs

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