Tania Unzueta, New Routes Leader, Community Leader
As many of you know, I am in Arizona at the moment. I, along with 4 other community leaders, participated in a civil disobedience action. Some of you might have heard from various sources of what happened but I want you to hear from me, the why I, why we did what we did.
I am at a point where I feel like I really need to live my life undocumented and unafraid. I am tired of other people and the laws defining what I can or cannot do. It is time that we fight for our rights.
So, I am at a point where I have been fighting for the rights of undocumented youth since I was 17. And after surviving many of the frustrations that we are all familiar with: school, travel, work, fear, I find myself seeing the same story in the younger generations. It is time to escalate the movement, take risks (calculated strategic, and planned risks).
At the same time today in Arizona, we are witnessing blatant and egregious human and civil rights violations that not only affect our immigrant sisters and brothers but are a direct attack on family, education and community values. Arizona is not the standard for immigration reform.
I fight for the DREAM Act because I believe that undocumented youth deserve a chance. A chance to study, work, live, love, dream, and fight for a just immigration reform, in this country, our country without fear. This is what I'm willing to do. How will you step up?
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