Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friends, we need the passage of the DREAM Act and other aspects of reform:
Jason Kane writes for TC Palm:
Manuel Guerra Casas may soon be deported.
The 26-year-old from Indiantown has been forced to withdraw from Kaplan University and was denied scholarships at a seminary. And if pending court proceedings don’t go his way — he’ll also be heading back to Mexico.
So Guerra Casas plans to start walking to Washington D.C.
On Jan. 1, four young people will lace up their sneakers and head north from Miami toward the nation’s capital along U.S. 1. The group hopes that each step will bring more attention to the fact that thousands of undocumented individuals, many who have lived in the U.S. since they were small children, are barred each year from continuing their education in the U.S.
Guerra Casas, also one of the organizers, plans to walk with them from Hobe Sound to Fort Pierce.
“The purpose of all this is to let the American people, Congress and the president know that we are no longer afraid of being undocumented — that we are going to show who we are,” he said. “We are coming out of the shadows.”
They’re calling it the Trail of Dreams, and the youth — associated with Students Working for Equal Rights and supported by the Florida Immigrant Coalition and Reform Immigration for America — plan to complete their trek to the National Mall by May 1. Click here for the rest of the story.