Author Archives: Elise D. García, OP

Feliz Navidad!

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A Message of Love This Christmas

From Dreamer Gaby Pacheco:

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DREAM ACT FAILS IN SENATE BUT THE DREAM LIVES ON

María Antonietta Berriozábal speaks at Interfaith press conference in Washington, D.C. On Saturday, Dec. 18, Senators Hutchison and Cornyn on Saturday, joined by five Democrats and 36 other Republicans, voted to obstruct consideration of the DREAM Act, effectively killing the … Continue reading

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Victory in House! On to the Senate…

At a rally and march from the Plaza del Zacate to the Alamo on Thursday, Dec. 9, afternoon and evening, DREAM Act supporters celebrated the 216-198 victory in the House of Representatives and set their sights on winning passage of … Continue reading

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Nearly 70 years old and arrested for the first time: María explains why

In this radio interview on Denver’s Mario Solís Marich Show, María Antonietta Berriozábal explains why she participated in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience that resulted in her arrest and overnight incarceration. The program aired yesterday, Dec. 7, and the … Continue reading

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Veteran Texas Activist: Pass or Fail, DREAM Act Galvanizes New Generation of National Leaders

The “Veteran Texas Activist” in this Huffington Post article is our own María Antonietta Berriozábal. The Huffington Post Jeff Biggers December 7, 2010 While Texas Gov. Rick Perry and a gaggle of legislators hark back to 19th century glory and introduce … Continue reading

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Why María Berriozábal will not be moved

San Antonio Express-News Jan Jarboe Russell, Dec. 4, 2010 At age 69, former City Councilwoman María Berriozábal had nothing personal to gain from joining 15 college students and community activists in a peaceful protest last week at the San Antonio offices of U.S. … Continue reading

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Texas Sisters Urge Majority Leader Harry Reid to Reach Across the Aisle to Senator Hutchison

Today 56 Catholic Sisters in Texas from 16 different religious orders sent Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) a letter, urging him to “put aside partisan politics” and to “reach across the aisle” to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in an effort … Continue reading

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DREAM Act Efforts Intensify

Yesterday afternoon, members of the community gathered outside the San Antonio offices of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, urging the Senator to meet with the students and to support the DREAM Act. Several students remained inside the Senator’s office until their … Continue reading

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Students Appear on Univision’s Al Punto Program on 12th Day of Hunger Strike

On Sunday, Nov. 21, two UTSA hunger-strikers, Claudia Sánchez and Lucinda Martínez, appeared on one of the most widely viewed Sunday news programs in the Spanish-speaking world — Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos. In a seven-minute segment, Claudia and … Continue reading

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