Dreaming of America
A candlelight vigil
was held last night outside an Arizona jail where four students, three
of them undocumented, were being held for sitting in at John McCain's
office to urge passage of the bi-partisan DREAM
Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for young immigrants who
have grown up here and want to go to college. One of the protesters
was a gay student from Iran who would face likely death if deported;
another explained, "Every day we live with this fear of what's going to
happen the next day."
"I see them as de facto American citizens. They came at a time when
we invited their parents to come and be part of a workforce," said
public defender Margot Cowan, who provided volunteer legal
representation to the students.