domingo, mayo 19, 2013


The conversation has begun. The time is right. The dream is now.

The Dream is Now is a new 30-minute documentary that's being made in real time, as this debate is unfolding, by Academy Award-winning director, Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for 'Superman', An Inconvenient Truth). The Dream is Now gives voice to and puts a human face on the undocumented children of immigrants who are desperate to earn their citizenship and give back to the only country they've ever called "home." The film also goes beyond the personal. It places these stories in a larger context and explores the consequences of continuing our current policies and maintaining the status quo – consequences not just for these young people today, but for our country's future.

Both moving and thought-provoking, The Dream is Now brings this pressing issue to America's attention, where we can all debate, discuss, and decide for ourselves what is right, what is fair, and what is best for our nation.

Alejandro has everything it takes to be a Marine. Everything except a social security number.

Jose has a degree in mechanical engineering, but his diploma collects dust. He works on construction crews.

Ola works in a university lab researching more effective cancer treatments. But she might be deported in the spring.

Erika is a courageous leader of the national Dreamer movement, but she fears that any day her family could be deported.

Right now, politicians in Washington are deciding their fates, preparing for votes this year on immigration reform, which could finally create a legal path to citizenship for Alejandro, Ola, Jose and others like them.

DREAM ACT : La Ley Dream del inglés: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (Ley de fomento para el progreso, alivio y educación para menores extranjeros), también llamado El Dream Act (S.1545) o Acta del Sueño es un proyecto legislativo bipartidista, que se debate en el congreso estadounidense, junto a la Reforma migratoria, que daría un camino hacia la ciudadanía estadounidense a estudiantes indocumentados que hubiesen llegado a Estados Unidos siendo menores de edad. El proyecto legislativo fue presentado en septiembre de 2006 por los senadores Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) y Richard Durbin (D-Illinois). Otro proyecto de ley similar que se encuentra en suspenso es la llamada Student Adjustment Act (H.R. 1684) presentado por Chris Cannon (R-Utah) y Howard Berman (D-California).

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