Lucy Martinez, pictured above, speaks to Senator Hutchison's immigration staffer about the critical need for the DREAM Act. Lucy is on her 29th day of a hunger strike and the question remains if Senator Hutchison will put politics aside and stand with hard working immigrant youth. The time is now and hard working immigrant youth like the Texas Hunger Strikers and those across the nation cannot wait any longer. Our lives are on the line here. Please call Senator Hutchison and ask her to support the new DREAM Act bill that has been rewritten with HER desired changes. It is time to put politics aside and stand up for what is right.
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Just in case, here are those changes that mirror what Senator Hutchison was asking for and that she got:
- 10 years of temporary status vs. the previous 6 years
- Specifically barring DREAMers from access to health care subsidies etc.
- Age cap is 30 vs. the previous of 35
- Removal of the language that would have not punished states for providing in-state tuition