Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Silent Body Art Expression! DREAM ACT NOW, NO SB1070

Thursday, May 27, 2010
12:00pm - 2:00pm
UC IRvine, Student Center infront of the Marquee


Throughout the year we have had rallies, marches, open forums, workshops and silent actions to fight against racism, budget cuts, and a variety of student issues on campus. Currently a lot of immigration issues have been attacking our communities. Such as the DREAM ACT and SB1070.
We would like to bring awareness about them to the UC Irvine campus using a different medium: Body Art!!!!!!

Join us in the protest by either painting your body blue or by educating the people who attend the action. The purpose of painting our bodies the same color is to express our complaints with regards to racial profiling. No one deserves being classified as an undocumented immigrant just by the color of their skin or race. If we can get enough people to participate, it would be ideal if we can recreate scenes that represent the fear that laws, such as SB1070, instill within the immigrant community.

Please Let me know if you are down to volunteer!!! We need as much support as we can!!!

Thank you very much!!

Background info!!

What is the DREAM Act?
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien
Minors (DREAM) Act is bipartisan legislation that
addresses the situation faced by young people who were
brought to the United States years ago as undocumented
immigrant children and who have since grown up here, and
stayed in school.It has four basic requirements for adjustment of status which are:
You entered the country before the age of 16;
You graduate high school or obtain a GED;
No Criminal Record
You have at least five years of continuous presence in the US prior to the passage of the bill.
Age limits: youth up to the age of 35 can petition for the DREAM Act.

If you meet the criteria once the DREAM Act passes, you will then have six years within which to obtain a two-year college degree or complete two-years of military service.You can start petitioning for removal of the conditional status from your lawful residency 180 days before the sixth year, and can proceed to apply for naturalization. The years spent in conditional permanent residency also apply towards naturalization.
What is SB1070?
April 23rd was a sad day for Arizona, governor Jan Brewer signed SB1070, it was a terribly dangerous moment for the rest of our country. SB 1070 codifies hatred into law, disrupts national unity, and constitutes the most blatantly racist legislation in recent memory.

The new SB1070 Arizona immigration bill lets the state police perform checks on a "reasonable suspicion" that a person might be an illegal immigrant and make arrests for not carrying ID papers. Previously, police could not stop and check identification papers on a mere suspicion that someone might be an illegal immigrant. Police could only ask about an individual's immigration status if they are suspected of involvement in another crime.

Arizona's immigrant community is organizing and preparing to mount the political, legal, and economic pressure needed to restore constitutional protections to the state. They need the nation's help to change the federal policy that allowed for the formation of SB 1070. The simple fact is that the president of the United States has the moral authority and legal obligation to intervene and put an end to SB 1070.
April 22nd: Nine activists protesting state Senator Russell Pearce's anti-immigrant bill SB 1070 chained and locked themselves to the doors of the Arizona Capitol.

April 23rd: Governor Brewer signed SB1070 before the eyes of hundreds of activists who gathered at arizona to protest against he bill.

May 3rd: 18 UC berkeley Students started a Hunger strike againts SB1070, it lasted 10 days.

May 10th: 14 people arrested after they laid down chained together on Alameda Street, in front of the Immigation detention center for over 5 hours.

May 11th: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program.

May 17th: 3 Undocumented Youth Calling for Immediate Passage of the DREAM Act Detained after their day long sit-in at Senator John McCains Office in Tucson, AZ.

May 20th Students shut down L.A. 405 freeway traffic for the DREAM- 9 Arrested

May 20th: Supporters of the DREAM Act marched from Union Square in San Francisco, CA to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office. 7 STUDENTS ARRESTED AFTER CALLING ON FEINSTEIN TO CHAMPION DREAM ACT AS STAND-ALONE BILL.
Thank you for taking action to pass the DREAM Act by June 15, 2010!
Call our representatives and ask them co-sponsor the DREAM ACT:
What does Co-sponsorship of a bill mean?
Sponsoring and Co-Sponsoring a bill is similar to Moving or Seconding a motion in a committee. Essentially, the Sponsor and Co-Sponsor(s) are the persons who are actually bringing the bill before the Senate (or House) and asking for it to be considered
Loretta Sanchez47th Congressional District. Phone: (714) 621-0102
Senator Diane Feinstein Phone: (310) 914-7300
Agaisnt SB1070:
Boycott Arizona

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