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Who are the DREAMers?

The recipients of DACA are young people who have grown up as Americans, identify themselves as Americans, and many speak only English and have no memory of or connection with the country where they were born. Under current immigration law, most of these young people had no way to gain legal residency even though they have lived in the U.S. most of their lives.

Many DREAMers say they didn’t know they were unauthorized immigrants until they were teenagers—often when they discovered they couldn’t join their peers in getting a driver’s license or filling out financial aid forms for college because they didn’t have Social Security numbers. The DREAM Act would have provided a pathway to U.S. citizenship to certain undocumented youth who go to college and/or serve in the military while maintaining a good record. Continue reading from Anti-Defamation League

From the Collection

Link to We were Dreamers  by Simu Liu in the catalog
Link to No Human Is Illegal by Sepulveda in the catalog
Link to Some Where We are Human  Edited by Reyna Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca. in the catalog
Link to This Land is Our Land by Mehta in the catalog
Link to The Making of a Dream by Wides-Muñoz in the catalog