President Obama’s DREAM Act executive order was a survival-mode move to counteract Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s own ambitious move. Rubio has been talking up his own version of the DREAM Act, which, unlike to the original, would not provide a path to permanent residency or citizenship.
Immigrants have long turned to rural America as a source of work, but often struggle because they lack English language skills. That’s a little different in Beardstown, Ill., a town about an hour west of Springfield.
Many describe Alejandro Solalinde as a voice for justice, crying in the wilderness for migrants from Central America and Mexico. This has been especially true since he made it clear he is willing to die for this cause.