ULI came together in a demonstration highlighting the case of Shamir Ali, a DREAM Act eligible young man who came to the U.S. from Bangladesh at the age of seven. He was recently detained and is now in deportation proceedings because Florida local ICE director, Marc Moore, denied him prosecutorial discretion. We took a stand for one of many cases in which Obama’s promises have been only empty utterances.
We, DREAMers, live in apprehension of being the next Shamir and to this call attention, “We are Shamir!”. We received media attention from the Austin American Statesman, Univision, and the Texas Tribune, all of which documented our rally as we stood in the west mall chanting, “Obama Stop the Lies!” and “Education not Deportation!”.
We continue to demonstrate that we are not afraid, neither to come out as undocumented nor to stand with our fellow DREAMers and demand that promises pertaining to our rights be fulfilled.
More pictures of the event here