Tuesday, June 4, 2013
World Champion San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo announced his support for The Dream is Now campaign today in a youtube video that has been posted to www.thedreamisnow.org. The Dream is Now Campaign is an effort of concerned citizens who believe America’s broken immigration system needs to be fixed, giving undocumented youth and their families the chance to earn their citizenship.
Romo, a first generation Mexican-America whose parents were born in Mexico, says in the video, “Today I am standing proud with the Dream is Now campaign because I strongly believe that there should be a pathway for the approximately 2 million undocumented students to earn their United States citizenship so that they can lead a productive life and give back to the only country they know as home. They deserve a chance to live their dream and we will all win if they do.
The Dream is Now recently released a 30-minute documentary by Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim (“Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman”) that shares the stories of undocumented youth and their families who are desperate to earn their citizenship in the only country they've ever called home, the United States of America. The 30-minute film, which has been screened hundreds of times on college campuses and at community gatherings, was created to keep the focus on Congress to pass immigration reform. To view the trailer, click here.