Chair Theresa Delgadillo writes:
You might be interested in this article (New York Times) on the anatomy of the Dreamers movement — and how all those protests against specific deportations last academic year fed into a campaign to push for Executive action. Here at OSU, students organized a small but successful candlelight vigil against a deportation from Ohio.
It has been a good year for young immigrants living in the country without legal papers, the ones who call themselves Dreamers.
Members of United We Dream protested outside a Republican presidential debate in Mesa, Ariz., in February. The group is meeting this weekend. Their protests and pressure helped push President Obama to offer many of them reprieves from deportation. So far about 310,000 youths have emerged from the shadows to apply, with numbers rising rapidly.