First there was momentous elation as President Obama’s deferred action immigration policy allowed undocumented immigrants to apply for two-year stays on deportation and then came the swift frustration as Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, no friend to DREAM-eligible students, declared an Arizona executive order that bars undocumented youth from receiving some public benefits:
DREAMers waited in long lines and then learned about how to properly fill out their applications.
When they heard about what Brewer was doing in Arizona they took to the streets to protest again.
They even went to her offices and did a sit in.
Despite the continuing hardship, removing the threat of deportation for many DREAMers meant they were able to celebrate an official representation of something they’ve always felt in their hearts — being American.
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