PRESS RELEASE: SIM Supports push for DREAM Act!
Submitted by Deivid on September 14, 2010 - 5:51pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Deivid Ribeiro
September 14th, 2010
Student Immigrant Movement Supports Push for DREAM Act
Senator Harry Reid Announces Introduction of DREAM as amendment to National Defense Authorization Act
Boston- The Student Immigrant Movement would like to thank Senator Harry Reid for introducing the DREAM Act into the National Defense Authorization Act as an amendment in order to pass as quickly as possible and reinforce our mission
This move by the Senate Majority leader is the push that we have been looking for in order to pass the DREAM act. His leadership in taking action to push for ensuring the future of at least 2 million students nationwide has brought hope to many, and SIM would like to pledge our continued efforts in reaching out to our beloved community.
Senator Reid cannot do this alone, and the Student Immigrant Movement will continue to organize supporters of the DREAM Act around the state in order to ensure our victory.
The DREAM Act will allow for thousands of undocumented youth to fix their status by getting a two year college degree or joining the military. This is an investment in our country’s future. Our country has already invested so much into the undocumented students; it is now time to get a return on that investment by giving the undocumented students the opportunity to fight for the American Dream.
SIM has devoted the past 2 years to organizing around the DREAM act. In the past year alone, SIM has led actions at the state House, canvassed in several different communities, given presentations to faith, educational and legal organizations about the DREAM and made important allies with other organizations devoted to improving Human and Civil Rights around the state of Massachusetts. SIM has been the leading group advocating for the DREAM Act and will continue to fight for it in order to finally give a space for grossly underrepresented undocumented youth.
SIM stands with this position and will continue to engage with undocumented youth in order to develop active leaders.
For more information contact:
Student Immigrant Movement
33 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111
The Student Immigrant Movement (SIM) is a youth-led organization fighting for immigrant’s rights in Massachusetts. Based out of Boston, SIM has a leadership team spread around the state, including Cape Cod, Worscester and New Bedford. SIM advocates for the DREAM act, a bill that would grant a new pathway to permanent residency by attending college for 2 years or joining the armed forces for 2 years for minors who were brought to the United States before the age of 16. SIM provides youth leadership training and develops youth leaders who are invested in improving their communities.