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Dream Act inspires public art engagement today in Hart Plaza

Artists, dreamers to lead “Broken Promises, Broken System” vigil

Immigration Activists Demonstrate For Passage Of Clean Dream Act Outside Sen. Schumer's Office In New York

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DETROIT – Proponents of immigrant rights will hold a vigil today in Hart Plaza to promote legislation that would protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children. They favor a clean Dream Act and oppose aggressive policies that threaten Michigan families like those of Jorge &  Cindy Garcia and Ded and Flora Rranxburgaj. They will hold elected officials accountable through a public art engagement with live performances and a collaborative art piece.

In the past six months, elected officials of every office have laid claim to supporting DACA recipients. From the president to Michigan’s very own representatives these statements have proved to be nothing more than just talk with little to know action. This group of activists has organized sit-ins at Senator Stabenow’s office, rallies and marches in support of the DREAM Act. Today, they are holding elected officials accountable for their broken promises as well as demanding a genuine effort to pass a clean Dream Act and oppose racist amendments that would attack other immigrants.

Before and after the vigil, DACA recipients will share their love of the only country they’ve ever known. Victims of rabid immigration will plead to keep and restore their families. Leaders of faith will challenge the leaders of our nation to act on conscience and not fall under the influence of white nationalists.

WHAT:

“Broken Promises, Broken System” public art engagement/vigil

WHO:

Diz Mantle, Performer

Nola America, Performer

ChiThe Poet, Performer

Xochitl Cossyleon, DACA recipient

Juan Gonzalez, DACA recipient

Mitzi Cruz, DACA recipient

WHEN:  

6:00pm Monday, March 5th, 2018

WHERE:

Vigil at:

Philip A. Hart Plaza

1 Hart Plaza,

Detroit, MI 48226

Michigan United is a broad, statewide coalition working to reform our broken immigration system, advance housing justice, protect the rights of low-wage workers and develop leadership. More information can be found at the Michigan United’s website: www.miunited.org

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