The Dreamers : How The Undocumented Youth Movement Transformed The Immigrant Rights Debate

873 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
One of the most important social movements in the United States includes the DREAMERs; young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States who have regenerate the immigration reform debate. For years, these DREAMERs have been forcing the Congress to pass the DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors), which especially would allow these young undocumented immigrants the legal right to stay in the United States. The DREAM Act benefits to both the U.S. and immigrant populations. Reducing the significance of the U.S. immigration policies, this will increase the inflow of illegal immigrants. These DREAMERs went through many struggles and obstacles for social justice to become the most active and dynamic elements of the undocumented immigrant rights movement. In “The DREAMERs: How the Undocumented Youth Movement Transformed the Immigrant Rights Debate” Nicholls Walter presents the context of the DREAMERs public actions. This includes the complementary sources like the newspaper, articles, social media, and interviews. Many refer to the DREAMERs as “aliens” and they suffer from being in undocumented. These people are human beings just like everyone else; they are unique and intelligent in their own way. They focus on the debate away from comprehensive reform even towards this small group of undocumented immigrants. They are standing up for themselves trying to achieve a comprehensive immigration reform even if it will not be easy. The…

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