DREAM Act activists protested Florida Senator Bill Nelson at his office this past week that led to arrests in their support of Claudio Rojas. Nelson’s office told the Tequila Party Movement (we are the Latina counter movement to the extremist Tea Party) that they communicated to the DREAMers of their letter to Janet Napolitano before they occupied their office. You can see their letter here.
The Tequila Party Movement asked if Nelson’s office would consider dropping the charges against the youth who were arrested, and we just received a response from Sen. Bill Nelson’s office that their Florida regional director has communicated to authorities that they did not want to press charges.
This is great news!
The DREAM Act youth are desperate to come out of the shadows. We are thankful to President Obama for the compassion he has shown to our youth and our people via the deferred action or DREAM Act relief. Make no mistake … we know that this was a bold step for any President to make, and we were glad Obama did it within his first term. Recall to your memory as Americans that Reagan did not give amnesty until his SECOND TERM as President, and Bush did not address immigration until his second term as well.
Thank you Florida Senator Bill Nelson!