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December 13th, 2010
BREAKING: San Antonio DREAMers Will Not Be Charged

As we reported at the end of last month, DREAM Act protesters in Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s San Antonio, Texas offices were arrested after a sit-in there. Carlos Guerra made the point that it was the City of San Antonio via its Port of San Antonio arm that had the DREAMers arrested.

NewsTaco has exclusively learned that the Port will NOT pursue charges against those arrested on November 29, according to Port Public Information Manager Paco Felici.

An attorney for seven of those arrested, Ricardo Briones, said the Port’s decision was news to him. “Awesome,” he says, noting that the arrests were of concern to several of the students, who have plans to become teachers and professors. “This is a relief. If they’re not going to press charges that’s so cool, it’s up to the DA to drop charges, so we’re not out of the ballpark yet.”

The DREAMers in San Antonio have been on a hunger strike for more than 30 days now. A court date to address their charges was set tentatively in January.

[Photo Courtesy Lucy Martinez]

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