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Hundreds of students press Obama on DREAM Act
Fox News Latino ^ | June 30, 2011 | Fox News Latino

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

(Excerpt) Read more at latino.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; dream; dreamact; immigration
They treated me like a criminal," Chahal said.bla,bla,bla
1 posted on 06/29/2011 4:58:34 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
About 200 undocumented students

About 200 undocumented ILLEGAL students

2 posted on 06/29/2011 5:01:08 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: moonshinner_09
Any photos of kids walking 1500 miles from Florida? Must of been some good shoes they were wearing, and then those who flew in from California.. I cannot afford to go to DC with this economy..but guess illegals with all their benefits are able to
3 posted on 06/29/2011 5:02:16 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: moonshinner_09

>>They treated me like a criminal,” Chahal said.<<

said the criminal...


4 posted on 06/29/2011 5:03:22 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: rockabyebaby
Wow, 200 people, what a ground swell. That settles that- lets get on with it. Who needs to consider the opinions of the 300 million legal residents of the our country.
5 posted on 06/29/2011 5:03:34 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: moonshinner_09

200 students from all over the country are employing pressure tactics against our president? No wonder he cracked.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 5:05:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: moonshinner_09
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.

And they weren't arrested for deportation because.....?

7 posted on 06/29/2011 5:07:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: moonshinner_09

“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?


8 posted on 06/29/2011 5:08:28 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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.


9 posted on 06/29/2011 5:09:03 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Why weren’t these criminals arrested and deported?


10 posted on 06/29/2011 5:10:10 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: rockabyebaby

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.


11 posted on 06/29/2011 5:12:22 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: skeeter

They’re just kids! They don’t know squat about life. Screw ‘em!


12 posted on 06/29/2011 5:13:35 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: moonshinner_09
""They put an electronic shackle on my ankle. They told me that I was lucky not to be in prison. They treated me like a criminal," Chahal said.

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.

13 posted on 06/29/2011 5:14:29 PM PDT by RC one (DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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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?


14 posted on 06/29/2011 5:14:41 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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“...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.”

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_%28law%29


15 posted on 06/29/2011 5:21:35 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: rockabyebaby

Well they are still more important than the 200 million Americans against it. -sarc


16 posted on 06/29/2011 5:27:00 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: moonshinner_09

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?


17 posted on 06/29/2011 6:50:41 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: rockabyebaby

Here are 200 that would be spending the night on buses headed to Mexico.


18 posted on 06/29/2011 7:03:43 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: moonshinner_09

At least they are targeting the correct person unlike Code Pink or the Democrat media operatives who will never report this.


19 posted on 06/29/2011 7:12:35 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: moonshinner_09

Why wasn’t ICE there to detain them for deportation?


20 posted on 06/29/2011 7:58:01 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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Why wasn’t ICE there to detain them for deportation?

ICE probably brought them there.

21 posted on 06/29/2011 7:59:43 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: dsc

Why hasn’t the Washington Post been held accountable for knowingly hiring and continuously employing an illegal alien?


22 posted on 06/29/2011 8:01:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Chipotle employs illegal aliens? Raided. WaPo? Untouched.)
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To: Cementjungle

Sad but not improbable with this administration—or the last.


23 posted on 06/29/2011 8:03:16 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Chipotle employs illegal aliens? Raided. WaPo? Untouched.)
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