UC Irvine Alumna Arrested at D.C. Demonstration

The OC Register reported on July 21 that UCI graduate and Santa Ana resident Antonia Rivera was arrested in Washington D.C. at a demonstration in support of the DREAM Act. Rivera and 20 other demonstrators were arrested. The demonstrators were lobbying for support for the DREAM Act, a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants a chance at legal status. Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, was released, but is required to return to Washington next month for a court appearance.

Rivera, who graduated from UCI in 2006 with a literary journalism degree, is a part of the Orange County DREAM Team and founder of the Los Angeles DREAM Team, both which are organizations lobbying for support for the bill. Members of both teams are currently conducting a hunger strike in front of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office in Los Angeles.

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