30 Dreamers to Cross Border Asking Obama to #BringThemHome

Sep 24, 2013
2:23 PM

Today LatinoRebels.com received the following media advisory from DreamActivist.


MEDIA ADVISORY: Sept 30: 30 Dreamers to Cross Border Asking Obama to ‘#BringThemHome’

Thirty Dreamers will Ask Obama to ‘Bring Them Home’

NATIONAL—The National Immigrant Youth Alliance will hold its second border protest on Monday, September 30. 30 Dreamers will participate in the action as part of the ‘#BringThemHome’ campaign.

Last week, the president and House Republicans dashed the immigrant community’s hopes for relief this year. We are here to remind them to not give up hope; we can fight the broken immigration system ourselves.

The Dreamers will present themselves at a port of entry, wearing caps and gowns, asking to be permitted into the United States. In July, nine Dreamers presented themselves at the Morley Gate at the port of entry in Nogales, Arizona. It took seventeen days for the Obama Administration to make the right decision and allow them to return home, during which the nine Dreamers were detained in Eloy Detention Center.

The group received international attention, becoming known as the ‘Dream 9’, and received the support of hundreds of organizations, including national advocacy groups and labor unions. 43 members of Congress sent letters to the president in support of the Dream 9. An online petition supporting them received more than 27,000 signatures.

The participants in the Sept. 30 action are hoping to return to their lives in Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas. Not all of the participants are living in Mexico, but have come from elsewhere to participate in the action.

The location of the protest will be released publicly later this week. Media interested in attending must contact us privately at media@theniya.org. Interviews can be arranged upon request with participants and their counsel by contacting us at media@theniya.org.

The fight to keep families together happens every day, everywhere that immigrants fear leaving their homes and being separated from their families. We are putting back together the families that the president and unjust laws have broken apart.