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They're not detention centers, they're prisons, where migrants are treated like criminals for the noble act of seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Cuéntame continues its frontal assault on the Corrections Corporation of America, and evil institution if there ever was one:



Cuéntame also started a new campaign "An Honest Conversation" that seeks to shine a disinfecting light on homophobia in the Latin@ community.


The fate of almost a million lives could be decided in the next six hours.  As a voter, as a millenial, as a migrant, as a Guatemalan, I'm writing to say that I will be watching along with the vast majority of those who will determine the future of the United States of America. 

If you already haven't heard already, Harry Reid is going to offer the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act up as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.  The Senate is scheduled to vote on taking up the Act tomorrow at 2:15 p.m.  If you haven't called you're Senator yet in the support of the DREAM Act please do so now by calling:

888-254-5087

It is imperative that you focus on these Senators.  If you've called already, call again.  If you've called again, ask five friends to do the same.  If you've done all that, here are some more actions you can take.
A leader in the movement to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, just tweeted this:

Our dreams and realities are inextricably linked. I support the #DreamAct because the American promise is for ALL.less than a minute ago via web


As I've written about before, the unity and solidarity between the migrant youth movement and the LGBT movement was forged longed before this week.  See also my co-blogger Dave's post on the dual protests of Harry Reid by Lt. Dan Choi and migrant youth leaders
The "DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama" is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in all but paperwork, to earn legal status, provided they graduate from U.S. high schools, have good moral character, and complete either two years of college or military service.  With broader comprehensive immigration reform stuck in partisan gridlock, the time is now for the White House and Congress to step up and pass the DREAM Act!

It's been one month since the DREAM Now Series started, and it's been far more successful than I had ever imagined.  DREAM Now Letters have been cross-posted and mentioned by a wide selection of bloggers.  Those blog posts, in turn, have been viewed, shared and retweeted tens of thousands of times.

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