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Re: “Their hunger strike is over. The DREAM of immigration reform continues.

To the individual who posted at 2:45pm Jun 29th. Did you even read the article? All three have demonstrated a commitment to education.
"The three ... graduated from their respective high schools with honors, and went on to be successful in community colleges and, in the case of Rosario Lopez, in college—Lopez, who at 25 is the oldest of the three, graduated from Southern High School in Durham, Alamance Community College and UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in biology."

That sounds like a commitment to education to me.

Of course I agree with you when you say that reforms are needed in the countries from which their parents brought them. If our free trade agreements required that companies who shift jobs across boarders comply with the same labor and wage standards in foreign countries that they are subject to in the USA, there would be greater economic opportunity in those countries. That would be great, and I'm glad we agree on that much. However, our free trade agreements don't protect the interests of foreign workers. We didn't have the kind of workers' rights that gave us a robust middle class until workers went to war (I'm talking about literal gun battles) for the right to unionize.

These girls and so many others in their situation did not choose to break the law. Why should we punish children for the crimes of their parents?

Posted by Garrett on 06/29/2010 at 5:52 PM

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