National Dream Act Day

By: ralphbarrera

Sep 23 2009

Category: Photojournalism

1 Comment

Focal Length:19mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

University of Texas students held a rally in support of the National Dream Act, a bipartisan proposed federal bill that would create a path to citizenship via professional education for undocumented young people. The groups University Leadership Initiative, Longhorn LULAC and University Democrats joined together to host the rally and then deliver a letter from Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte to encourage University President Bill Powers to take a public stance on the issue. Lorena Tule, left, and Alejandra Salinas, right, ¬†lead the group with letter in hand to Powers’ office in the main building. I was impressed with the eagerness to support political issues that are dear to you personally and these young students were indeed passionate about providing educational opportunities for undocumented families. A quality education can mean the difference in anyone’s life and who is to say you can or cannot attend the best universities in this country.

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman


One comment on “National Dream Act Day”

  1. Hi, my name is Mark Hernandez and I work for MOTIVOS, we are a bilingual magazine in Philadelphia, for our summer issue we have an article on Dream Act, and we were wondering if we could use any photos you have to place in our magazine, you may reach my by phone at 215-989-5149 or by email at


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