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Interview: Three North Carolina immigrant youth on hunger strike in Raleigh, demanding Senator Kay Hagan support DREAM Act

By Kosta Harlan

Viridiana, Loida, and Rosario on hunger strike to pressure Senator Kay Hagan to

Raleigh, NC – Three young immigrant women are on day six of a hunger strike to demand that North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (Democrat) support the DREAM Act. The women, Viridiana, Loida and Rosario, of central North Carolina, have vowed to continue their hunger strike until Senator Hagan publicly endorses the DREAM Act.

The DREAM Act would provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 1.5 million undocumented youth in the United States. Immigrants’ rights activists across the country have been pushing Congress to take action on the bill.

The hunger strikers, who are known as the North Carolina Dream Team, urge supporters to call Senator Kay Hagan's office and leave a message stating support for the DREAM Act and for the hunger strikers. Senator Kay Hagan's D.C. number is 202-224-6342 and the Raleigh office number is 919-856-4630.

The following interview was conducted with Viridiana and Rosario on day six of the hunger strike at their encampment at the North Carolina State Capitol.

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