My latest for NBC Latino
When you witness a contentious debate unraveling from all corners of your social networks, it becomes more and more difficult to stay silent and not write about it. Such is the case of the #Dream9 story and the extreme opinions this action has generated.
I won’t spend too much time chronicling why this debate is now officially out of control, with its descriptions of “publicity stunts,” private Facebook posts being screen captured to “expose” campaign leaders and hateful words dividing immigration allies. The egos have taken over, and that is never a good thing.
However, I felt that yesterday’s HuffPost Live segment about the Dream 9 put me over the top. It was a comment by guest David Leopold, former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and one of #BringThemHome’s most vocal critics, saying that the campaign’s supporters were just out to embarrass President Obama. After reading what Leopold…
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