We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix, two beloved champions for social justice who tragically passed away in Maine last Saturday. They were tireless advocates for the DREAM Act, federal legislation that would provide a higher education and pathway to citizenship for many of the nation’s best and brightest undocumented students.
Tam was featured in and helped produce the DREAM Act documentary Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak Out. Additionally, she testified before Congress in 2007 on the need for the DREAM Act. As a leader in Improving Dreams, Equality, Access and Success (IDEAS) at the University of California, Los Angeles, Tam helped push USSA towards being a more active supporter of the DREAM Act.
USSA honors and celebrates the lives of these two amazing DREAMers and our thoughts are with their friends and families. Tam and Cinthya will live on in the selfless and courageous organizing by undocumented and documented students alike on behalf of the DREAM Act and broader immigrant justice.
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