Cambridge, MA Supports the DREAM Act - Where Is Scott Brown?

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This week, thanks largely to the efforts of Rev. Christopher Hope, the Cambridge City Council unanimously passed a resolution in favor of the DREAM Act.  The Cambridge Chronicle has a little bit more:

The Cambridge City Council passed a resolution Monday night supporting the DREAM Act, legislation that would allow undocumented youth a path to citizenship on the condition they complete a college degree or two years in the military.

Immigrant Renata Teodoro, 22, who moved to this country from Brazil 17 years ago, told the Council her family had been deported, and she works to pay her own way through school.

"Civil rights are as relevant right now as they were 40 years ago," said Christopher Hope, a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle and a member of the Cambridge Human Rights Commission, who is helping local immigrants who are part of his congregation. "Civil rights is an unfinished project."
Jen Thomas - Cambridge Chronicle (3 August 2010)
Despite the lack of mainstream media coverage on this resolution, Michael DaSilva of the Bean Media was there, thankfully, to record some of the speeches that were given in support of the DREAM Act, including a rushed speech by yours truly.  The best speech, by far, was delivered by Christopher Hope



I feel very strongly that he should become a national spokesperson for the DREAM Act.   
To watch the other speeches that were delivered that day, including by two members of the Student Immigrant Movement, go to The Bean Media.

The community where I live is now about as pro-DREAM Act as it's going to get.  All we need is the President of MIT, Susan Hockfield, to come out stronger in support of the DREAM Act and we're set. 

All of this means nothing, however, if U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) doesn't make a decision soon on the DREAM Act.  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has already signaled a willingness to move forward on the DREAM Act and it's time for Republicans like Brown to meet Reid halfway. 

If Brown doesn't want to support the DREAM Act, then the least he can do is say so sooner rather than later so that we can focus on Republicans that have supported the DREAM Act in the past.

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