Dream Act backers identify themselves despite deportation risk
- June 29, 2011
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies department chair and political science associate professor, is quoted in the AZ Central, Arizona Republic, and Voice of Tucson June 29, 2011
From AZ Central:
ICE agents dragging students away from a congressional hearing or rally is not the kind of image the agency wants, said Louis DeSipio, an associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine. "I think ICE would try to avoid that role whether the administration was Democratic or Republican," DeSipio said. "It would not only be a public-relations disaster at the time of the detention but throughout the whole process of deporting them." Public sympathy for the young, accomplished immigrants has helped immigrant-rights groups keep them from being deported even when ICE agents do arrest them, said Frank Sharry, founder and executive director of America's Voice, a group that supports the Dream Act.
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