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The DREAM Act: 10 Years of Activism & Debate
Date Wednesday September 14
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
The Free Speech Movement (FSM) Café, centrally located at the entrance to Moffitt Library on the University of California, Berkeley campus.
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author
In 2001, the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) was first introduced in the U.S. Senate. This legislation sought to grant citizenship to current college students and military enlistees brought to the U.S. as dependent children. Numerous versions of the federal DREAM Act have been introduced but failed to win passage. On the state level, similar legislation has passed in states like California (AB 130) in 2011, while Georgia and Alabama moved to restrict access to institutions of higher education for undocumented students. Recent announcements by President Obama’s administration that “low priority” undocumented immigrants may not be targeted for deportation signals yet another chapter in this struggle.

In observance of Constitution Day, panelists will discuss the DREAM Act in the broader historical context and meaning of citizenship and the immigrant experience in the United States. They will also examine debates and activism surrounding the DREAM Act as illustrating the conflicting legal, political, and socioeconomic landscape of immigration reform.

Featured Panelists:

Lisa Garcia Bedolla – Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education; Chair, Center for Latino Policy Research, UC Berkeley

Kevin Escudero – Doctoral Student, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Aarti Kohli – Director of Immigration Policy, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, UC Berkeley School of Law


This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to participate.

Admission is free. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Aug 24th, 2011 3:51 PM
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It would be nice if your panel included folks who might be impacted...----Monday Sep 12th, 2011 12:21 AM
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