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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Illegal immigrants brought to the United
States as children plan to risk arrest and deportation at a rally
in Charlotte where they’ll protest laws that make it harder for
them to get an education.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the rally will be held
Tuesday at Central Piedmont Community College.

Rally organizer Domenic Powell says high school- and college-age
youths will publicly declare their immigration status in what he
referred to as a “coming out” rally, culminating with a march at
the college.

The students call themselves “dreamers” after legislation in
Congress known as the DREAM Act, which would give a pathway to
legal status to young, educated illegal immigrants without criminal

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Dreamer Supportive
2015 years 9 months ago

Ignorant indivduals like this have caused our country to fail in several ways. We are ALL IMMIGRANTS! It is not only the “Mexicans” that make up the immigration portion of the U.S. I bet the indivdual who posted the reply is an immigrant either directly or indirectly. We have to give students that do not have legal status in the U.S. the opportunity to go to college or serve in the U.S Army. This will not only benefit the students and their families, but it will also make a positive difference towards our nation and it’s economy.

No Dreamer here
2015 years 9 months ago

I guess we’re all dreamers.

American citizens dream that the laws we have are the same for everyone.
Unfortunately, we have seen that the rich, the politically connected, and illegal (undocumented workers) aliens have a “special status”.

Why should Mexican illegals reside in this country with no citizenship,
draining our social security, overloading our jails, and getting $4 billion in tax returns, (thanks to Obama’s Loophole” when they are not legally entitled to it.

As for the teenage and college children, hey, i’m sorry your mom and pop broke our laws and came here, but the law is the law.

Why pay taxes, drive sober, obey the other laws if illegals don’t have to obey immigration laws.

Why not just give “free screw my country” passes out at the border.

Illegals need to “get on our program” before our program gives them anything they are not “LEGALLY ENTITLED” to.

I still can’t believe Obama, sworn to protect the constitution, and uphold our laws, is ready to give this country away just to get votes.

2015 years 9 months ago

that came here years ago came through Ellis Island or did it through the legal process. Swimming the Rio Grande only makes you an illegal wetback and a criminal by breaking American law. They deserve nothing from the US Taxpayer, NOTHING. They are a drain on the US economy with their taking of welfare, food stamps and free medical care, the US citizens owes them NOTHING. The country owes them NOTHING. You want your rights go home and come back the LEGAL way. You stated “we have to give” we don’t have to give criminals anything and you have NO rights here as far as a majority of the US feels. You will never be accepted as long as you are criminals.


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