California Dream Network at "Right to Dream" Campaign Launch

 

National "Right to Dream" Campaign Targets Obama

On the anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, a national immigrant student campaign calls on President Obama to stop record deportation of families and step up lasting administrative relief to those in deportation proceedings.

A "Declaration of Dreams" will be presented at rallies in 24 major cities

Los Angeles, CA - Approximately 1.5 million people, a record number, have been deported during the past four years of the Obama Administration. Despite promises for reform and assurances of a more moderate deportation policy, immigrant families are torn apart on a daily basis and entire communities find themselves further in the shadows than ever.

Immigrant students from across the country have had enough.  On Thursday, May 17th, 2012, rallies and press activities will take place in twenty-four cities across the United States to launch the “Right to Dream” campaign.  Undocumented students and allies will call on President Obama to use his power to stop tearing immigrant families apart and to provide real and lasting relief for DREAM Act eligible students and their families.  The United We Dream Network is spearheading these efforts in collaboration with state and local coalitions and school organizations.

 

WHAT:

"Right to Dream" Campaign Launch press conference, rally, and street theater

WHEN:

Thursday, May 17th, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Pershing Square (6th and Olive Street) and U.S. Immigration Court (6th and Olive) -Court visit to follow press conference

WHO:

Dream Team Los Angeles, the California Dream Network (a project of CHIRLA), IDEAS at UCLA, Orange County Dream Team, San Fernando Valley Dream Team,  and local undocumented youth and allies will share stories of denied education and how deportations have ripped apart families.  Speakers include Ricardo Muniz, a DREAMer who received temporary immigration relief; Neidi Dominguez, a DREAMer and UCSC graduate; Erika Suarez, a CDN student leader; and Sofia Campos, a DREAMer and UCLA graduate. 

For more information visit: www.unitedwedream.org/right-to-dream

VISUALS:

Posters, students dressed in caps and gowns, and banners

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