By Griselda Nevarez, November 18, 2012 | Source: Voxxi.com
Cesar Valdes let’s his voice be heard using a megaphone at a protest.
The deferred action
program giving undocumented youth reprieve from deportation and work
permits was recently put to the test in Arizona when a dreamer, who
recently applied for the federal program, was arrested for a minor
Cesar Valdes, a 20-year-old who came to the United States from
Guerrero when he was a toddler, was driving his younger brother to
school Thursday morning when a Phoenix police officer stopped him for
driving with an expired license plate.
explained to the officer that he recently paid to have it renewed and
wasn’t ticketed for the offense. Instead, he was ticketed for failing to
produce a valid driver’s license and identification.
The officer proceeded to arrest Valdes because he wasn’t able to
prove he was in the country legally, as required by Arizona’s new