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The Need to Share Peoples' Dreams with America and Congress Becomes More Relevant as the Senate Stalls Immigration Reform
(Toledo, OHIO) – Andrew Jung, one of a hundred Dreamers taking part in the Dreams Across America Tour issued the following statement today in response to news that the Senate had stalled immigration reform late last night.
"On Valentines Day, 2005 I became one of the millions of casualties of our broken immigration system and I wasn't even an immigrant, but an American born in the United States. On that day, Homeland Security Officers came to my door and took my mother away, leaving my father to care for me as a minor. This was all as a result of a misfiling by my father's documents by the University of Toledo and disreputable lawyers.
"News of the Senate's failure to move forward with legislation has disappointed me. It makes my participation on the Dreams Across America Tour more relevant. While my parents feel like it's too late for them to reach their dreams in America, I'm still searching for my mine – to one day be reunited with them. That is why I'm sharing my story with America and Congress, so that our laws may one day help me reach my dreams.
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The Dreams Across America Tour is a nationwide journey via train that educates the public to dispel myths, give real facts, and shares personal stories about the need for just and humane immigration reform in this country. In eight days (June 13th- 20th) via ten cities, the tour will bring together one hundred diverse individuals from throughout the country referred to as Dreamers. These Dreamers will share their compelling stories and reinforce what still holds true today - no matter our backgrounds, immigrant or native born, we all cherish the values that make this country prosper. However, only by working together to address our nation's broken immigration laws, can we continue to achieve and live the American dream.
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For more information, please visit, www.dreamsacrossamericaonline.org