Category Archives: DREAM Act

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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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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DREAM Act Expected to Come to a Vote Week of Nov. 29; Students Continue Hunger Strike

Some people are questioning why the students are risking their health with hunger strikes.  Senator Hutchinson has mentioned this several times. She thinks “they should use other methods” to express themselves. The fact is that U.S. students have been working … Continue reading

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Texas Catholic Sisters Urge Sen. Hutchison To Meet with Hunger Strikers and Support DREAM Act

Catholic Sisters from diverse religious orders and congregations ministering in Texas, primarily in the San Antonio area, today called on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) to meet with UTSA students who, on Nov. 10, started a hunger strike as a … Continue reading

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UTSA Students Meet with Sen. Hutchison’s Staff

Five of the students involved in the hunger strike met this morning with staff at the San Antonio office of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. The students again asked to meet with the Senator and have an “open dialogue.” Within minutes … Continue reading

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