Skip to comments.Undocumented students and supporters hold vigil at University of Oklahoma
Posted on 12/01/2012 1:13:36 PM PST by moonshinner_09
NORMAN Deisy Escalera considers Oklahoma her home.
She graduated from high school here, goes to college here and pays taxes here. But in some respects, Escalera isn't American at least, not on paper. I consider myself an American, she said. I was not born here, but I consider myself an American.
Escalera, 23, came to the United States illegally from Mexico with her mother when she was 6 years old. Today, she's one of 25 undocumented students at the University of Oklahoma. Several of those undocumented students and their supporters gathered on OU's South Oval Tuesday evening to discuss the issues they face.
The vigil was organized by the Norman chapter of DREAM Act Oklahoma, an organization that seeks to put faces on the issue of illegal immigration. The group takes its name from a piece of proposed legislation that would grant legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
Although the DREAM Act hasn't been enacted, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a policy earlier this year that allows certain undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as young children to stay in the country temporarily. The policy, known as Deferred Action, allows those immigrants to apply for two-year work permits that would let them stay in the country.
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My mom is not a criminal, she said. My mom respects everything about this country.
Ah -— YES she is...and so are you !!!
Why do the illegals feel they are entitled to stay here and abuse our system and work here illegally just because they want to? What part of LAW BREAKING do the libs not understand.
When the Reps cave and allow for de facto amnesty no matter how they couch it, I and millions of legal voters will abandon them, and with all the illegals being allowed to vote, they will NEVER win another election even for DOG Catcher in Tucumcari !!
Not going to happen. Both parties have their own vested interests in having them here.
I know-”conservative” means nothing anymore, just “rah-rah for the R”, and I am as guilty as the next for giving in to voting for Romney. I was willing to take the chance that his last stances were the ones he meant. But this latest crop aren’t even lying to us, they’re telling us plain out that they support rewarding lawbreakers at legal citizens’ expense. Well, that at least makes it easy for me to know that I don’t need to agonise over voting for them. It’s a clear “negative” on that. If we’re a one-party system now, I don’t need to even bother.
Objections to scenarios like this girl’s circumstance are going to go the way of an empty canoe sailing full ahead downward over the falls.
A non starter. I don’t say this often on FR, as it’s a waste of breath and Rick Perry was right from the start.
Heartless. It’s going to sell across the board against us....again.
I would rather be right than popular
U.S. Permanent Resident: Person born outside the U.S., who has been granted legal permanent residence in the United States with an immigration visa issued by the Department of State or Department of Homeland Security. Non U.S. citizens must also complete a confidential financial statement. If you are a non U.S. citizen, please complete an international application.
I affirm by my signature that I have furnished all information requested in this application. I understand that submitting any false information to the University, including but not limited to, false transcripts, test scores or any information contained on this form, or withholding information about my previous academic history will make my application for admission to the University, as well as any future applications, subject to denial, or will result in expulsion from the University.
I wonder which application these DREAMers filled out.
You agree? Gee. Are there any more of us?
lol. good try.
This immigration issue continues to go on without any resolution permitting the growing illegal population along with the cost of maintaining it — an ironic consequence for not doing anything.
>> Objections to scenarios like this girls circumstance
It’s a gateway scenario that softens up the citizens for more of the same. This issue should be a footnote on the illegal immigration solution, not the banner for it.
Oh. You don’t agree. When you wanted to be right rather than popular, naturally I thought you agreed. Because my opinion is sure not popular.
“Oops”. (As Rick Perry said).
I better go back to Alabama- Georgia game!
I don’t think rewarding law breakers with taxpayer funded bennies is “right”
“But in some respects, Escalera isn’t American at least, not on paper”
Um. WTH does that mean? In ALL respects, she is an illegal alien.
No Rubio but maybe Ted Cruz? Don’t know where he stands on this issue.
....odd.... Sooners having a protest about undocumented residents.... Deny the roots...
I want to know what laws I can break, and that by breaking not only will I NOT be punished, but I will be rewarded, as well.