“I am Undocumented, Unafraid & and Unapologetic!” was the phrase that rang in Chicago’s Daley Plaza on March 10th, 2011.
I watched nervously from the crowd as my good friend Alaa Mukahhal, an undocumented Palestinian American, shouted those words from the stage. I was afraid for what might happen to her if she stopped living in the shadows. But, as tears streamed down my face, I know I was proud for having the strength to stand up and fight for her rights.
Alaa’s story kept replaying in my head as I sat in the first official Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security hearing on the DREAM Act, on Tuesday June 28th, 2011, chaired by Senator Dick Durbin. more »
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