Since 2001, undocumented immigrant youth have mobilized across the country to bring attention to the immigrant rights struggle both at the federal and state levels. Intent on passing the DREAM Act, a piece of legislation that would grant immigrant youth brought as children to the United States an opportunity to become permanent residents and pursue higher education, the "DREAM" activists have mobilized thousands of young people by sharing their personal stories of struggle and triumph through multiple media platforms- self-made YouTube videos, documentaries, films, poetry, and Arte popular. The case study captures the experiences of undocumented youth who are members of various youth-led organizations such as the Orange County and Los Angeles Dream Teams, the California Dream Network, AB540 youth groups on college campuses, IMARTE, Dreamers Adrift, and Dream Activist.
See Liana Gamber-Thompson and Arely Zimmerman's By Any Media Necessary chapter, DREAMing Citizenship: Undocumented Youth, Coming Out, and Pathways to Participation, to learn more about this organization.
Contributed by Liana Gamber-Thompson on 5/10/14