First up tonight, Laredo will be one of several key focal points for dozens of Dreamers who believe they should be allowed to live in this country as American citizens. Dreamers are individuals who were brought to this country as kids illegally by their parents and have lived all or most of their lives here in the United States. James Johnson has more, James.
According to reports at least 30 of these Dreamers will be petitioning right here in Laredo on Monday. With this petition they hope they will be heard and allowed to stay in the United States.
What if as a child you lived in a country most your life, saluted that countries flag, even went to school and had friends only to find out the country you call home isn't home at all. That’s the reality for many Americans today. President Obama would take action-providing protection from deportation and work permits for young people without papers leading a diverse immigration rights' movement. According to reports, Monday many of these Dreamers will be petitioning for their right to stay in the United States.
[cg:newsuper\raul salinas\mayor of Laredo, TX] 22:07 "we have to understand CBP had a responsibility to protect our border.
A planned petition is set to happen at the bridge here in Laredo sometime in the afternoon. According to the associated press, recently many have been deported to Mexico and other countries and want legal status to stay.
15:19:19 "I say yes they should come and live here it's not their fault. 14:05:03 "if it's their dream to stay here I would allow that, I support them staying. 10:29:21 "I think they should stay get a chance, they go to school and try really hard.
Immigration reform is a hot button issue in the United States where many of the people who are suffering the most, only know the United States as their home.
[cg:newsuper\raul salinas\mayor of laredo, tx] 02:05:23 "the sad thing is we have 12 million people living in the shadows. It's time to bring them out of the shadows so they can contribute to our economy. This is the United States the land of opportunity.
Opportunity that these dreamers hope they can be a part of.
When Obama had passed the Dream Act it allowed Dreamers to stay in the United States for 2 years worry free. According to the Migration Policy Institute they estimated 1.2 million undocumented immigrants nationwide were eligible for that program. For KGNS, I'm James Johnson.