Luisa Argueta, DREAM Act-Eligible Teen, Asks Sen. Feinstein to Stop Deportation

Update, 5:30 p.m.: A Feinstein spokesperson says that the senator's office received information about the case and “is currently reviewing the matter.”

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A 19-year-old Antioch resident eligible for the DREAM Act is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-San Francisco) to halt her and her mother's deportation in September. Feinstein has proved to be a compassionate resource for such interventions: Last year, she did the same for City College student Steve Li, saying it would be unfair to deport him to Peru before Congress voted on the DREAM Act.

Luisa Argueta is what her attorney calls the “classic DREAM Act kid.” Argueta's mother brought her to the United States from Guatemala when she was 4 months old. Argueta recently finished her first year at Diablo Valley Community College, and hopes to transfer to a four-year university. She is eligible for the DREAM Act, which would provide a route to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to America as kids and who complete two years of college or serve in the military. However, the legislation was defeated in Congress in December, which means Argueta has to leave.

But the question is will Feinstein intervene again?

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