A History of the DREAM Movement

By Julio Salgado, from his Tumblr

Originally published in Fusion in August 2013

Congress is making headway on immigration-reform legislation that would give a path to citizenship to the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

One big reason immigrant rights have remained in the spotlight over the past few years is the organizing efforts of undocumented young people.

DREAMers have come out with their immigration status, sharing their stories with peers and teachers, in speeches at rallies, and through Twitter, blogs, videos and art. That’s kept immigration on the agenda during President Obama’s time in office.

Click here for a history of the movement, as well as mini-profiles of undocumented young people who have made a big impact with their activism.


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