My latest for NBC Latino.
With the news of the Dream 30 continuing to dominate the immigration reform debate this past week, a new twist to the public border action has emerged.
On Monday the group of 36 immigration activists who crossed the Texas-Mexico border in Laredo to protest record deportations by the Obama administration and call for Congress to move on immigration reform, hit a roadblock when the action’s organizers asked that Texas congressman Henry Cuellar, a Democrat who favors immigration reform and represents Laredo, write a letter to President Obama asking him to expedite the release of the 27 individuals still being detained.
Cuellar would not support the group, a part of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA). As a local Laredo news report said, “Cuellar told us [Tuesday night] that he was opposed to the methods used by what he called professional activists who support the Dreamers movement. He told us…
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