On the day Obama meets with members of Congress to discuss immigration reform, Michael Jackson dies, stealing all the thunder. Smooth criminal.
Still, the news is encouraging, if not completely positive. McCain was at the meeting, and Obama made this statement:
I’m hoping for some movement before October, but at this point, it’s very doubtful. The good thing is that Dream Act activism across the country has made an impact. There was a NY Times editorial about the Dream Act mock graduations, and one about immigration reform, and lots of other coverage. I can only hope people are starting to pay attention.
I’m currently writing a piece for a “journal” to be put out as part of an investigative story from someone at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. Not sure how much of an impact it will make, but it’s something I wanted to contribute to.
PS. I got nothing against Michael Jackson. I’ve even been on his ranch. It was nice.