PRESS STATEMENT: Dreamer College Graduation Class of 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2017 Contact: info@dreamteamla.org Dreamer College Graduation Class of 2017 The college undocumented student Dreamer graduation for 2017 is significant this year for several reasons, they are the first graduating class to attend all four years of university under a fully implemented California Dream Act (AB130/AB131) that provides private and state financial college aid, and they also graduate under a climate that both welcomes their labor under DACA (Defer...
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College Graduation 2017

Karen Zapien is the Chief Policy Analyst for DREAM Team Los Angeles. She was invited to speak at the DREAMer graduation commencement at California State University Fullerton where she graduated this year with a BA in Business Administration Accounting. These are her reflections. I think about the traditional American university graduation ceremonies, the usual speeches, that I am beyond honored and genuinely happy to be part of such a strong, educated, and caring college community. That my ...
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Call California Senators for SB 54 and SB 6

Two California bills would protect the immigrant community. We urge your support! SB 54 would prohibit local police forces from helping federal authorities deport people who are in the U.S. illegally. “(The) worst thing we want to do is in fact have police officers leave their beats, leave the communities that they are sworn to protect and serve to go on and assist ICE federal agents -- to set up a perimeter around an elementary school to wait for mothers to pick up their children,” De Le...
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