Dreamers: We Are All Mike Brown

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, a St. Louis grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed Mike Brown which took place earlier this year.

“Today, immigrant youth across the country are coming together in one voice saying, 'We are all Mike Brown.' As an undocumented immigrant who’s dealt firsthand with oppression and an enforcement system created only to separate our families and dehumanize me, what happened to Mike Brown and his family could have happened to any of us,” said Ahmad Maaz, a member of Kansas Missouri Dream Act and resident of Kansas City.

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, deputy managing director of United We Dream, said, “Our families from Arizona to Alabama, have confronted a system that criminalizes our mothers and fathers because of the color of their skin, or the language that they speak, and as immigrant youth we’re standing with the Ferguson community to say, 'enough.'"