Support the Texas Hunger Strikers: Send a Message to Senator Hutchison
Students at The University of Texas at San Antonio will be conducting a Hunger Strike on behalf of DREAMers all over the nation. This event is to begin on November 10, 2010 at 11 am.
Join us in our call to Senator Hutchison to provide leadership and pass the DREAM Act through any vehicle in the lame duck sessions. We are asking our political leadership, across party lines, to stand with talented, dedicated, hardworking immigrant youth.
We must do everything we can do make sure these kids have equal opportunity.
We will go hungry for Texas to be free from the oppressive forces of the Tea Pary that seek to compromise our Texas unity and prosperity. The DREAM Act is pro-talented youth, pro-Texas, and pro-American values.
We must tell Senator Hutchison to save our state from falling prey to the shrill paranoia of the same extremists who purged her Gubernatorial campaign during the primaries.
I am writing to you to express the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors).
The Students at The University of Texas at San Antonio are sacrificing themselves through a hunger strike on campus and need you to come out with your support immediately!
The DREAM Act is a bipartisan proposal, which would create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of young students who were brought to the United States years ago as children. These children have grown up in our communities and include honor roll students, star athletes, talented artists, homecoming queens, and aspiring teachers, doctors, and U.S. soldiers.
Even though they were brought to the U.S. years ago as children, they face unique barriers to higher education, are unable to work legally in the U.S., and often live in constant fear of detection by immigration authorities. Our immigration law currently has no mechanism to consider the special equities and circumstances of such students. The DREAM Act would eliminate this flaw.
By enacting the DREAM Act, Congress would legally recognize what is de facto true: these young people belong here. If Congress fails to act this year, another entire class of outstanding, law-abiding high school students will graduate without being able to plan for the future, and some will be removed from their homes to countries they barely know. This tragedy will cause America to lose a vital asset: an educated class of promising immigrant students who have demonstrated a commitment to hard work and a strong desire to be contributing members of our society.
A more educated workforce which contributes to our tax base is precisely the economic stimulus we need in these hard times.
I urge you to support the DREAM Act.
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