Here is a perfect example of why the DREAM Act must be passed immediately:
Nadia Habib is a star psychology student in her junior year at Stony Brook University in New York. She has no criminal record. Her Bangladeshi father, a Queens cab driver who’s lived in New York for 20 years, has a green card, and her three siblings are all U.S. citizens. But because Habib was 20 months old when her mother brought her to the U.S., both she and her mother are scheduled to be deported tomorrow.
Habib didn’t learn she was undocumented until she was in high school, and her mother has been seeking asylum for the two of them since then. Earlier this month, their final appeal was denied. “We have to be there with 50 pound of baggage each and have our passports and be ready to leave or they can detain us,” Habib told a CBS affiliate in New York last week.
I don’t see how anyone can read this and not be moved:
She told the New York Daily News:
“If we have to leave I’d be leaving my three siblings, my father and my entire life,” Habib said. “It would mean losing a lot, everything basically, of what we have.”
“I don’t even know if I were to go back what I would do – I can’t even speak the language,” said Habib. “My mom’s just scared.”
And remember, it’s largely the “family values” crowd that wants nothing more than to split up this family.