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President Obama, Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students!

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Media Contacts:
Nancy Meza (424) 785-4013 cell
Jorge Gutierrez (714) 414-8171 cell

PRESIDENT OBAMA, STOP DEPORTING DREAM ACT STUDENTS!

Undocumented students protest President Obama’s Los Angeles fundraiser demanding an executive order to halt the deportation of Dream Act-eligible youth

What: Undocumented students and allies will protest  President Obama as he raises funds for his 2012 re-election campaign in Culver City and urge him to issue an executive order to stop the deportation of undocumented students and grant administrative relief for DREAM Act-eligible youth.

When: 4:00PM, Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Where: The corner of Venice and Clarington, Culver City, CA 90232

Who: The California Dream Team Alliance (CADTA)

Why: Undocumented students across the nation demand that President Obama take a strong stand to not only stop the deportation of DREAM Act-eligible youth in the United States, but also grant them administrative relief through an executive order.

Last week, twenty-two leaders from the Democratic Senate caucus issued a letter to President Obama urging him to use his authority and grant relief from deportation to DREAM Act-eligible youth. Although the DREAM Act was five votes short of passing in the Senate in December 2010, President Obama has the power to offer other forms of relief for undocumented youth.

The Obama administration has been responsible for the greatest number of deportations in U.S. history — approximately 800,000 a year. During his campaign for presidency, Obama promised he would pass the DREAM Act. Right now is the time for him to live up to his promise to the immigrant community and take the first step of making the DREAM Act a reality by stopping the deportation of undocumented youth across the nation.

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The California Dream Team Alliance is a coalition of youth-led organizations working for the rights of undocumented students and the passage of the Dream Act. Member organizations include ASPIRE (bay area), A.H.E.A.D. (Santa Monica), San Fernando Valley Dream Team (SFVDT), San Gabriel Valley Dream Team (SGVDT), Inland Empire Dream Team (IEDT), Dream Team Los Angeles (DTLA), Orange County Dream Team (OCDT) and Dream Team South Bay (DTSB).