Last week, Nebraska student and wrestling champion Daniel Dominguez walked from O’Neill to Lincoln – covering 200 miles on foot – to raise awareness about the federal DREAM Act. To learn more about his incredible journey and the critical importance of the legislation, go to www.passthedreamact.org.
The DREAM Act is federal legislation that would allow talented students without legal status who have grown up in the U.S. to continue their education, paying in-state rates (similar to Nebraska’s in-state tuition law). Importantly, it would also provide a means to apply for legal status for those who graduate from college or complete two years of military service (this cannot be done at the state level).
Appleseed was proud to join Daniel and approximately 100 supporters from his school and others for the final walk to the Capitol. Dan, his teachers, and other school administrators provided inspiring words about the need for this common-sense legislation and its importance for Nebraska’s future and our incredible students. They are an inspiration to us all. Learn more about Daniel’s walk and the DREAM Act at www.passthedreamact.org.
Teen Runs to Support the DREAM Act – KLKN TV
100 Rally for Immigration Reform – Omaha World-Herald
Walking for a Dream – Omaha World-Herald
Students Rally at Nebraska Capitol in Support of DREAM Act – Lincoln Journal Star
O’Neill Student walks to Lincoln to rally to support DREAM Act – Lincoln Journal Star
Audio Slideshow: DREAM Act Rally at Nebraska Capitol – Lincoln Journal Star
Student Hopes to Promote Awareness for Undocumented Students – Norfolk Daily News
Dream Act Interview – KBRX Radio
Midland Voices: DREAM Act not Amnesty – Omaha World-Herald
Poll: Do you Support the DREAM Act? – 10/11 News
NE Students March in Support of Immigration Legislation – 10/11 News