Lulu Martinez, Lizbeth Mateo, Marco Saavedra, Ceferino Santiago, Maria Peniche, Luis Leon, Adriana Gil Diaz, Claudia Amaro, and Mario Felix are all immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and are for all intents and purposes as American as the proverbial apple pie. The 9 are known in the media as the “Dream 9.”
They are challenging the colossal and hypocritical immigration enforcement machine that the Obama administration has used to deport 1.7 million human beings from the United States.
This past Monday, on July 22, 2013, the Dream 9 applied for admission to the United States. Three of the nine left the United States recently, risking everything to illuminate the destruction that the Obama administration has wrought upon immigrant communities throughout the Nation.
Obama and his friends at DHS have repeated ad nauseam how important it is for Dreamers to be able to stay in the United States. They even created an unprecedented form of prosecutorial discretion in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to protect certain young people from being removed from the United States.
Obama recently described Dreamers as individuals who: “study in our schools, play in our neighborhoods, befriend our kids, pledge allegiance to our flag,” and also that:, “it makes no sense to expel talented young people who are, for all intents and purposes, Americans.”
Yet Obama has done nothing to prevent the Dream 9 from being expelled and exiled from the country they call home since they attempted to re-enter on July 22, 2013. Instead, the Dream 9 have been locked up for 6 days like criminals who pose a danger to society.
If Obama considers the Dream 9 to be Americans, he is committing grave human rights violations against them by refusing to allow their entry into the United States.
It is time Obama stands behind his purported convictions for once and order the Dream 9 released now!
In the meantime, I urge anyone that reads this to sign the petition or call to bring these kids home. Here is the link: http://action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome/