Supporters to Rally Across Nation for Law Allowing Children of Immigrants to Stay in U.S.

Rallies and school walkouts are expected Thursday in as many as three dozen locations or more locations in a loosely coordinated effort to urge lawmakers to legalize hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.In Dallas, supporters will demonstrate outside the offices of Republican Sen. John Cornyn. School walkouts are also expected at some campuses.“We’d like [Sen. Cornyn] to step up and cosponsor a clean DREAM ACT,” said Erik Burgos, current president of the immigration-focused North Texas Dream Team and a 29-year-old DACA recipient. But “at the end of day, there will have to be some type of compromise, whether the border wall ... or something else” to get such legislation passed, he said.United We Dream, the largest youth-led coalition of activists supporting legalization programs for unauthorized immigrants, is organizing rallies or demonstrations in cities which include Austin, Houston, El Paso and the Washington, D.C.-area.“We are demanding a clean Dream Act without mass deportations and border militarization!” reads a United We Dream flyer from Austin.  Continue reading...

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