Blog Post: How young, undocumented organizers fought to bring DACA into existence

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/4/2020

“The museum has created a new collecting initiative focused on how undocumented activists are leading fights for political representation. On face value, it seems unusual that people without citizenship could be a force in government. It’s unusual but not unprecedented. In fact, these new acquisitions will add to existing collections that highlight how people—without citizenship or voting rights—have effected change and expanded mainstream democratic practices throughout our history. These collections and the incoming acquisitions will reflect the fact that it’s perhaps unusual, but not unprecedented that people without citizenship papers can effect change in government policy.”

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