CT Mirror: Connecticut's 'Dreamers' — Helping to Shape the Face of Immigration Reform


“You can stand up for your rights, even if you are not legal,” said Patricia Barron, a Uruguay native who graduated from Trumbull High School, “You can still fight for something.” She is posing for a photograph on Capitol Hill with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (Photo by CT Mirror)
By Ana Radelat
CT Mirror
Washington –- The issue of immigration reform is red hot on Capitol Hill and the face of reform has been young people like Patricia Barron, an undocumented immigrant from Uruguay who has learned to lobby like a pro.
Barron, 27, spotted Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a key player in the immigration debate, when she was in Washington last month with a group of young immigrant advocates from Connecticut.
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