Change in our communities takes courage. Many times, that courage does not come from the politicians, but from ordinary people standing up for what is right.
DREAMers continue to stand up for human and civil rights every day. We are standing up against anti-immigrant policies. We are standing up for education & integration. We are standing up for equality. Let the voices of our oppressed youth be heard in the courts, which is exactly what will be taking place. DREAMers have collaborated with the ACLU and a civil rights coalition to file a lawsuit against Brewer’s executive order denying driver’s license to deferred action applicants. But this is much more than a legal battle; the fight we fight today is a moral fight.
We will not tolerate any politician in power who treats DREAMers like second-class citizens; we will not allow any law that suggests any human being is inferior. We can’t allow Governor Brewer to continue harassing hard working American children and young individuals whose only fault is having a DREAM of success in the land of opportunity.
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The lawsuit challenging Jan Brewer’s discrimination is an instantaneous image of human rights legal battles challenged in our U.S. history. To me, it means that we are still fighting for basic rights and human equality, but with a new set of people. It’s no kidding that history repeats itself, although this time the oppressor has focused on punishing our vulnerable youth.
This battle is about the principle of fundamental fairness that all men and women are created equal. This will be known in U.S. history as the 21st century civil rights battle. And I trust that we shall see justice for our young immigrants living in Arizona.
I know that the American justice system is the best in the world and I am happy to be experiencing it at this time. To me, this means that even our elected officials are “checked and balanced” in their decision-making, or in other words, corrected.
Our oppressor will not give us our freedom willingly. It is our duty to fight and win. We are hungry for justice and we will continue with our efforts until we win. Please stand with me in defeating politicians who vilify our youth.