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Students Support DREAMers

Our students imitate Christ's example by welcoming and supporting DREAMers. The Gospel compels us to “Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Rom 15:7). Our students at St. Mary's University, TX, seek to imitate Christ by welcoming and supporting DREAMers (undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children) in our campus community, which is predominantly Hispanic. Once a semester, our student organization, the Social Justice League invites the campus community to a gathering of solidarity called el D.I.A. (the DREAMers In Action). We listen to DREAMers share their stories, learn about the immigration process, sell t-shirts to fundraise for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application costs, and enjoy live music and free food. We also create a tangible sign of our solidarity by inviting everyone to put their handprint on the "Support our DREAMers" banner. The students’ participation at this event expresses authentic solidarity and support of our DREAMer community.