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CHALLENGE in Arizona: Four Undocumented Immigrant Student Leaders Resist Current Immigration Law, Urge Passage of DREAM Act

Tucson, Arizona. May 17th, on the anniversary of landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education, four undocumented student leaders, as well as Arizona native Raul Alcaraz, will challenge immigration law and stage a sit-in at Senator John McCain’s Tucson Office. Lizbeth Mateo of Los Angeles, California; Tania Unzueta of Chicago, Illinois; Mohammad Abdollahi of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Yahaira Carrillo of Kansas City, Missouri will challenge congressional leadership to choose the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) as the standard for immigration reform.

With this challenge to local and federal law, these youth hope to highlight the urgency of legislative action in Congress, and catalyze mass grassroots mobilization to pass the DREAM Act before June 15th.