Youth occupy Obama’s Denver office to call for action on DREAM Act
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:44 minutes (4.34 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Immigrants rights activists are occupying President Obama’s campaign office in Denver and are waging a hunger strike. They say they won’t leave until the President signs an executive order to stop deporting youth who are eligible under the DREAM Act, proposed legislation that offers a path to citizenship for some undocumented youth. The protest comes as a just-completed review of the Administration’s massive deportation backlog finds that far fewer “low-priority” cases have been dismissed than advocates had hoped, and thousands continue to be detained and deported. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more, in Washington, D.C.