Imagine a friendly young man who just turned nineteen. He’s studying at Harvard College, concentrating in Psychology. He loves a capella, tutoring, and music. Now, imagine that he’s undocumented.
Does that really change the situation? His friends won’t care about his “papers.” The students he tutor will love him just the same, and most importantly, he’s still the same student who works just as hard as the guy next to him.
Unfortunately, because of legal issues, he’ll have to face deportation if he’s ever discovered, he won’t have the opportunity to look for internships, he won’t be able to spend a semester in Argentina, and he won’t know what to do after college.
Without work authorization and a path to citizenship, he’s out of luck.
What We Believe
We believe that everyone has the fundamental right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, regardless of their place of birth or immigration status.
And for those who are educating themselves to be better citizens of the world, we believe that they should be given the chance to take advantage of every opportunity. That is why we believe in immigrant rights.
We believe in the power of the youth to change the world. If you do too, then join us in making that belief a reality.
Finally, we believe in the power of stories, like that of Jose Antonio Vargas. Do you?
How You Can Help
Act on a Dream meets every Wednesday Evening at 8:00PM in the PBHA’s (Phillips Brooks House Association) Leighton Room. We’re part of the Harvard Public Service Network. To learn about how you can participate, contact us. If you do not attend attend Harvard college, but would like to help, we would love to help you start an advocacy effort on your campus.
Advocating for immigrant rights is expensive. If you would like to help one of our many projects, please consider making a donation of any amount. We will contact you directly and let you know what your money is being used for. Send a check to:
Harvard College Act on a Dream
59 Shepard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Finally, ask your politicians about their views on immigration. Pressure them to make life easier and fairer for these students!