On Monday, August 2, 2010, The City Council of Cambridge, MA unanimously passed a resolution in support of a proposed piece of federal legislation known as the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrant students, if those students graduate from college or a trade school or join the military. The 9-0 vote was symbolic, as the The City Council doesn't have the legislative authority to make the DREAM Act a law (that will have to be done by Congress and the President), but it was a local show of support for the sentiment behind the proposed federal legislation. Before the Council voted on the resolution, it heard public comments from Christopher Hope - a local Christian minister, human rights activist, and author of the resolution - as well as from other student immigration activists and local residents. The Bean Media was on hand to capture those public comments. In this clip, Christopher Hope addresses the Council.
. In this clip, student immigrant activist Isabel Vargas addresses the Council.
In this clip, student immigrant activist Filipe Zamborlini addresses the Council.
. In this clip, student immigrant activist Renata Teodoro addresses the Council.
. In this clip, student immigrant activist Kyle A. de Beausset addresses the Council. For more on Kyle and his efforts, visit http://www.citizenorange.com/
In this clip, Donna Barry (a Cambridge resident, and co-founding member of Cambridge-Somerville for Change), addresses the Council. For more on Cambridge-Somerville for change, visit http://www.cambridgesomervilleforchange.com/.
. For more information on the DREAM Act, visit http://dreamact.info/.