Home is where the heart is, as the famous quote says. But what if home is a place where being American by heart is not enough without legal documentation? Celebrating Independence Day for many DREAMers means patriotically celebrating where they grew up— the place they call home— regardless of where they were born or their immigration status.
“We’re celebrating the American dream we are fighting for,” says DREAM Act activist and United We Dream field organizer Maria Fernanda Cabello. “It’s a very special day because DREAMers are celebrating a 4th of July without fear of deportation.”