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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 18, 2010
With help from both members from Texas, the Senate voted Saturday to block the DREAM Act, which would provide a route to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.Only 55 of the needed 60 Senators voted to stop debate on the bill and bring it to the floor for a vote. Texas' Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn were among the 41 who voted against moving forward with the DREAM Act.
Written by Susana on Dec 15, 2010
Criminal trespass charges have been dropped against 13 of the 16 supporters of the DREAM Act who were arrested after a protest at the offices of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a defense attorney said Friday.The 16 protesters, including former San Antonio Councilwoman Mara Berriozabal, were arrested Nov. 29 following a peaceful sit-in at Hutchison’s Port of San Antonio offices.They were demanding to speak to the senator, a Texas Republican who could have been  a key swing vote in the Senate to pass the immigration legislation.
Written by Susana on Dec 08, 2010
With cheers and tears, students from the University of Texas at San Antonio celebrated passage of the DREAM Act in the House, a vote that resounded from Washington as community leaders met here to plan for the future in SA2020.Many of the UTSA students who have been on a hunger strike since Nov. 10 to push for the legislation were attending the community meeting that Mayor Julian Castro hosted at St. Mary's University.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Dec 08, 2010
For over a month, students at the University of Texas at San Antonio have followed in Mahatma Gandhi’s footprints, drinking only juice or water in a hunger strike to give legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States when they were children. The hunger strike to enact the so-called DREAM Act has gained national attention and has become a passionate issue for those who say undocumented immigrants brought to the country as minors now face deportation and can’t get jobs even if they obtain a university degree.
Written by Sarah Garrahan on Nov 30, 2010
Most of the protesters, students and supporters of the Dream Act were freed Tuesday after their arrest on criminal trespassing charges for refusing to leave the offices of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.The 16 arrested protestors, including former City Councilwoman Maria Berriozabal and Methodist Minister Lorenza Andrade Smith, were demanding to speak to the senator and wanted her support for the DREAM Act.The act would give citizenship to immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were minors if they finished two years of college or military service.