October 7, 2013 / By Coachella Unincorporated
Tags: Alma Torres, CA Dream Network, CHIRLA, comprehensive immigration reform, DACA, Diana Colin, DREAM Act, immigration reform, Jesús E. Valenzuela Félix, jesus valenzuela, Joaquin Magon, S. 744, UFW, UFW Foundation, United Farm Workers, Wise Up!
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of three reports on the DREAMer movement
The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 27: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 1
It was 2010 and the Immigration movement was at a crossroad— continue advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, or support the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, legislation introduced earlier that year by Senator Durbin (D-IL) which would have benefited undocumented youth exclusively, which is the most common version known today (there was a version introduced in 2001 but that, for reasons I’m sure all of you know, failed in a wave of xenophobia and patriotism).