27 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

National Dream Graduation, Redux

Every June for the past 12 years, undocumented students from around the country have traveled to Washington D.C.to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act, holding a “mock graduation ceremony” followed by lobby visits to their respective Congresspersons. This year was no different, with The National Immigrant Youth Alliance bringing over 500 undocumented students from […]

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26 June 2012 ~ 4 Comments

National Dream Graduation Speech

My name is Prerna Lal. I’m not really undocumented anymore, but I’m in deportation proceedings, and I’m unafraid, so that should count for something. I’d like to welcome everyone to Washington D.C., which has been my home for two years now. This is the first time I’ve been in a church, since I was caught […]

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