El Diario La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jun 14, 2010NEW YORK—A large group of students gathered in Manhattan to mark the end of a 10-day hunger strike regarding slow process on passing the DREAM Act, reports El Diario La Prensa. According to the newspaper, the hunger strikers and students at the rally criticized Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), chairman of the Senate immigration subcommittee, who has the power to move the DREAM Act forward. “(This hunger strike) gave us strength and we now have more support from the community, it was worth it," said Sonia Guinansaca, one of the students involved. She and other participants also said that there will be more organized acts of civil disobedience to draw more attention to the issue. "The hunger strike has ended, but the struggle continues," she said.
The DREAM Act would legalize 2.5 million undocumented students who arrived before the age of 16 to the United States.