Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jose Antonio Vargas' I Have a Dream Adaptation

Jose Antonio Vargas who recently spoke at the University of San Francisco and U.C. Davis invoked the memory of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. Vargas, the undocumented, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, spoke of his own dream:

"I have a dream"... of citizenship, in a country I call my home, to a nation I want to keep contributing to.

"I have a dream"... of having a driver's license, of getting a work permit, of not being constrained by a broken immigration system.

"I have a dream"...of not being separated from my family and hugging my Mama, whom I haven't seen in person in 20 years. I cannot leave the U.S; there's no guarantee I'd be allowed back, and she's been denied a visa to come here.

"I have a dream"... of not being judged by the pieces of papers I lack, but by the content of my character and the talent and skills I offer.

"I have a dream"... of not living in fear, of not hiding in shame, of not being subjected by the law but being served by justice.

"I have a dream"... of being a free human being.



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