Skip to comments.Undocumented 'Dreamers' organize in Contra Costa County to help others avoid deportation
Posted on 09/18/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
RICHMOND -- When Carlos Martinez was 11 years old, he jumped the border ¿in Arizona between Mexico and the United States, then made his way across a desert ¿for four days and three nights with his younger sister and a group of about 20 other immigrants. They were led by a "coyote," -- a person paid to smuggle people into the country -- to join his mother in Salinas.
He attended schools in the community and wanted to go to college, but was told by his high school counselor that he couldn't, because he was undocumented.
"I was the first in my family to graduate from high school, so that was a big thing for my mom," the soft-spoken 23-year-old said recently. "But I didn't know what was my future. So, I worked cutting lettuce in the fields for six or seven months."
But Martinez' future would not end in those fields. Today, he is the co-founder of Community Leaders Organizing Undocumented Dreamers, or CLOUD. The nascent group has already held two large outreach events for immigrants interested in applying for President Barack Obama's new deferred action program, which allows young undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation for at least two years and apply for work permits and drivers licenses.
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yes ..lets disobey the law
These people think I shouldn’t resist?
Criminal Illegal Aliens pushing the Hispano-Racist agenda.
I am so sick of it
And, a state like California, nearly broke, cannot afford to pander to Criminal Illegal Aliens