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Alabama DREAMers protest Mitt Romney fundraiser in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM— To protest presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s stance on immigration a group representing hispanic youths will protest the governor’s visit to Birmingham.

The Immigrant Youth Leadership Initiative of Alabama (IYLIA) will be holding a rally outside of the members-only facility known as “The Club” where Romney is holding a fundraiser on Wednesday night. Their message for the presidential candidate is simple they says–“You have shown your true colors and we will not stand for your anti-immigrant rhetoric; we will continue to defend the immigrant community in Alabama and we will not allow Alabama to be tainted by anti-immigrant hate.”

Wednesday, is also the day when youths who are in the country illegally will be able to apply for Deferred Action from deportation, a controversial action taken by current president Barack Obama.

The IYLIA  said, “We are undocumented and unafraid. We will not let you take away Deferred Action from us”

The protest will began at 5:00 pm CST, in front of The Club in Birmingham.

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