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American Muslim

June 10, 2007

Samina is one of 100 Diverse Dreamers for
 “Dream Across America Tour”

The American Muslim Voice Executive Director, Samina Faheem Sundas, is honored to be one of the 100 Diverse Dreamers for "Dream Across America Tour"  that will leave for Washington DC  by train on June 12.

In eight days (June 13th-20th) via ten cities, the tour will bring together one hundred diverse individuals from throughout the country referred to as Dreamers. These Dreamers will share their compelling stories and reinforce what still holds true today - no matter our backgrounds, immigrant or native born, we all cherish the values that make this country prosper. However, only by working together to address our nation’s broken immigration laws, can we continue to achieve and live the American dream.

Immigrants, American born citizens and community leaders gathered  in Los Angeles on May 30th to unveil the Dreams Across America Tour - a nationwide journey that will educate the public to dispel myths, give real facts, and share personal stories about the need for just and humane immigration reform in this country.

“I’m not an immigrant, but I’m taking part in this tour because we are all impacted by our broken immigration laws,” said Virginia Franklin, an African American woman. “This is why it’s crucial that we take our stories across the country because in the end, immigrant or American born, we all have the same hopes, dreams and aspirations. We can only reach them by working together.”

Dreamers from throughout the country will take their story to our Nation’s Capital. Major stops will include Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and San Antonio. As the Dreamers embark on the journey, their stories and those of thousands of others will be prominently highlighted via the web, blogs and video.

The Dreams Across America Tour will conclude in Washington, D.C. on June 19th and 20th where Dreamers from across the country will join hundreds of immigrant children and their families at an event organized by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM). Dreamers will also have the opportunity to share their stories with Members of Congress so they may hear first-hand from their constituents about the human impact of our broken immigration system and the need for just immigration reform legislation that addresses the realities of our country, economy and immigrant families.

For more information on the Dreams Across America Tour please visit, www.dreamsacrossamericaonline.org