Last week, as members of Congress recovered from the results of the midterm elections, DREAMers from around the country made their way to our nation’s capitol to prepare for what is poised to be an adventurous lame duck session.
They gathered to share their stories with the public at Busboys and Poets in Washington’s historic U Street neighborhood. Identifying themselves as undocumented, the DREAMers strive to “humanize the debate” about immigration reform. Their stories, often touching, sometimes horrifying and even comedic, tell of struggles of navigating American society under the radar.
The DREAMers will be organizing in Washington—staging sit-ins in the offices of key Senators and Congressmen—until the DREAM Act is brought to a vote on the floor, as Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised to do during the lame duck session.
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