Earlier this morning, I wrote about a 72 hour fast that was being supported by some local non-profits and NYC politicos for comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act.
All my sources in D.C. tell me Comprehensive Immigration Reform is dead, so why all the fronting? Why the show for the media and why not support the students who have been risking deportation by putting their undocumented lives on the line through civil disobedience actions? Seems like there is a rift in the struggle. So today, instead of going downtown to where the politicians would be, I went to where the students were, 47th and 3rd Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. There 9 young people are camped out in front of Senator Biometric Chuck Schumer’s office on an indefinite fast demanding that he stop bs’ing and get to stepping on the DREAM Act.
One of the Starving for a DREAM activists, Gabriel Martinez, was nice enough to allow me to sit with him on the sidewalk and speak with me as traffic rushed past.
I will be adding a transcript after the video later.
I will try to visit the fasters as often as I can. You can follow them on twitter : @Starved4Dream