DREAM Act Protestors Take to Senator Feinstein's Office in D.C.
About 20 undocumented youths today took to Washington D.C., staging sit-ins and risking arrest at various congressional offices, including California Senator Dianne Feinstein. It's the latest in a series of nationwide protests, such as back in May when a demonstration shut down Wilshire Boulevard, to urge the passing of the DREAM Act.
At least 65,000 undocumented immigrant youth graduate from high schools every year, according to estimates from protest organizers, which call their project The DREAM is Coming. They say the undocumented graduates have trouble attending college or joining the military. The DREAM Act, which was co-sponsored by Dianne Feinstein in 2003 and is still in committee, would grant youth who traveled to the United States before the age of 16 a path to citizenship contingent on continuous presence in the country, good behavior, and the attainment of at least a two-year university degree or a two-year commitment to the armed forces.