The Making of A Dream

The Making of A Dream

How A Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American

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"A timely and powerful chronical of a generation’s great civil rights battle as witnessed through the experience of five young undocumented immigrants fighting to become Americans. We often call them DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children. They attend our local schools; work jobs that contribute to our economy. Some apply to attend university here, only to discover their immigration status when the time comes to fill out the paperwork. Without a clear path forward, and no place to return to, these young people have fought for decades to remain in the one place they call home—a nation increasingly divided over whether they should be allowed to stay. “The Making of a Dream” begins at the turn of the millennium, as the first of a series of “DREAM Act” proposals is introduced, and follows the efforts of policy makers, advocates, and five very different undocumented immigrant leaders to achieve some legislative reform—or at least some temporary protection. Their coming of age in America stories of love and loss intersect with the watershed political and economic events of the last two decades including the Obama administration’s landmark Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order in 2012, and the abrupt announcement by President Trump of his plan to end it, throwing into turmoil the lives of nearly 800,000 immigrants and their families..."--From front flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062560124
0062560123
Call Number: 325.1 WIDES-MUÑOZ
Characteristics: xiv, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States.
Illegal alien children -- Government policy -- United States.
Illegal alien children -- United States.
Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- United States.
Illegal aliens -- United States.

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