(San Antonio Express-News) University students across Texas this week joined San Antonio students in a hunger strike aimed at pressuring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to vote for the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for students and soldiers brought to the country illegally as children.
Started two weeks ago by a dozen students at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the hunger strike spread this week to UT campuses in Austin, Dallas, Arlington, Brownsville and Edinburg, as well as the University of North Texas in Denton, according to members of DREAM Act NOW!, the UTSA student group that organized the strike.
The group is part of a national coalition called United We DREAM, which brings together activists in each state. Universities in Florida and Indiana have also begun striking in solidarity, members said.
Known Illegal Aliens attending our colleges on tax payer's money demanding to be citizens of the United States is an outrage. Also, Illegal Aliens serving in the military are demanding to be United States citizens too. Not to digress, I didn't know Illegal Aliens are allowed to serve in the Armed Forces. That is completely new to me. This Dream Act is another Amnesty program. If these student want to starve themselves, by all means, go right ahead!