Skip to comments.Hundreds of students press Obama on DREAM Act
Posted on 06/29/2011 4:58:29 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Washington About 200 undocumented students from all over the country on Tuesday here demanded that President Barack Obama halt deportations and push for the approval of the DREAM Act to legalize their immigration status.
Prior to those pressure tactics, Obama had reiterated his support for immigration reform and the DREAM Act at a White House press conference The president called for the legalization of students who have grown up in the United States "and think of themselves as Americans and who are illegal through no fault of their own and who are ready to give back to our country and go to school and fight in our military."
But the students, first in a crowded hall of the Senate building and later in front of the White House, complained that Obama had supported immigration reform with words and not deeds.
The students, many of them facing possible deportation, came to Washington from as far away as California, Texas and Florida with a single message: the immigration system needs reform.
Also attending the event and lending the students his support was Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who founded the Define American organization in favor of immigration reform and recently publicly admitted that he is undocumented.
Vargas said he was inspired to come forward by the stories of students who walked 2,414 kilometers (about 1,500 miles) from Miami to make their voices heard in Washington.
In remarks to Efe, Vargas complained that state governments are considering or have approved their own anti-immigrant laws due to Washington's inaction.
"We have to elevate the dialogue on immigration in the U.S. because this isn't just a Latino issue; we're very diverse but we want the same thing that legal residents want, and I think that that's the message
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undocumented ILLEGAL students
>>They treated me like a criminal,” Chahal said.<<
said the criminal...
200 students from all over the country are employing pressure tactics against our president? No wonder he cracked.
And they weren't arrested for deportation because.....?
“Also attending the event and lending the students his support was Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who founded the Define American organization in favor of immigration reform and recently publicly admitted that he is undocumented.”
I like the Filipino people.
That said, why is he still here? He has admitted that he is a border-crashing illegal alien. Why hasn’t he been deported? And if the government won’t do it, why hasn’t he been “incentivized” to self-deport?
Illegal criminals get more favorable attention from our president then we do.
Figures, since he is probably one also. We will know for sure one day.
Why weren’t these criminals arrested and deported?
About 200 undocumented students
About 200 undocumented ILLEGAL students
How about 200 Foreign Nationals? They are citizens of somewhere other then the United States and deserve to a safe return to their homelands.
They’re just kids! They don’t know squat about life. Screw ‘em!
No they didn't. If they had actually treated you like a criminal, you would have been sent to jail as you have obviously violated the law.
Precisely how many illegal alien children (from other countries) residing in Mexico are going to be getting a “dream act” FROM Mexico for perks in Mexico?
“...illegal alien commonly refers to a foreign national who resides in another country unlawfully, either by entering that country at a place other than a designated port-of-entry or as result of the expiration of a non-immigrant visa.”
Well they are still more important than the 200 million Americans against it. -sarc
These people are illegal aliens. They should either get legal or be deported.
I lived overseas for 10 years of my life. The UK and Egypt knew whether my papers were up to date. Why can’t the USA keep up with third world countries who have no problem tracking illegal aliens?
Here are 200 that would be spending the night on buses headed to Mexico.
At least they are targeting the correct person unlike Code Pink or the Democrat media operatives who will never report this.
Why wasn’t ICE there to detain them for deportation?
ICE probably brought them there.
Why hasn’t the Washington Post been held accountable for knowingly hiring and continuously employing an illegal alien?
Sad but not improbable with this administrationor the last.