Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hunger Strike for the DREAM Act

Introduced nearly a decade ago, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) would offer a 6 year path to legalization for undocumented youth who came to this country before their 16th birthday and have since graduated from high school and are enrolled in college or in the military for a minimum of two years.

Living off water and salt, young strikers completed a 12 day hunger strike in front of Sen. Schumer's office in Manhattan. This was just one of the many direct actions taking place; students around the country have escalated their protests, risking arrests and deportation.

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