Sam and Bertha and the Persistent American Dream

by
Abby Zimet

One of an estimated 65,000 undocumented kids who graduated from high
school last year, Sam is an honor student and gifted musician
struggling to pursue college and music despite obstacles his illegal
status has thrown in the way. He is advocating for the DREAM Act to help undocumented students and is profiled in an audio documentary by Long Haul Productions.

The Dream Act will help so many people become all that they can be
and so much more. Our family has been waiting for 14 years...There are
families that have been waiting much longer."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

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