Ten-Year Anniversary of DREAM Act Sparks New Petition

August 2, 2011


Ten years ago today, the DREAM Act was first introduced in the US Senate and this anniversary comes after a year particularly fraught with legislative setbacks, anti-immigration bills and rhetoric, and the threat of deportation of some of the nation's most promising young scholars and leaders. A petition is circulating with the goal of sending 10,000 signatures to President Obama and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director John Morton which supports the immediate end of deportations of DREAM Act students.

For more information and to sign the petition, go here.




Sylvie Kim

contributing editor & blogger

Sylvie Kim is a contributing editor at Hyphen. She previously served as Hyphen's blog coeditor with erin Khue Ninh, film editor, and blog columnist.

She writes about gender, race, class and privilege in pop culture and media (fun fun fun!) at www.sylvie-kim.com and at SF Weekly's The Exhibitionist blog. Her work has also appeared on Racialicious and Salon.