This is an opinion piece I just put together for The DePaulia. In all her brilliance (or recklessness, depending on how you look at it), Opinion Editor Nisha Sutaria took a chance on me and asked me to write a couple days before deadline.
Hope you guys like it. As always, please let me know what you think. Whether you agree or disagree, let me hear it!
By: Tiffany Boncan- Junior, Journalism
How far would you go to make a point? What risks would you take, as a college student, to rally for a cause? What sacrifices would you make to instigate change, or to inspire action?
For three illegal immigrant students in Arizona, the risk of protest was deportation. But they faced that danger head on, to get a senator to take notice of their plight.
According to The New York Times, immigrant students arranged a sit-in at Senator John McCain’s offices in Tucson, Ariz. on Monday, May 17. They walked into the lobby dressed in caps and gowns, and sat in peaceful protest. The students demonstrated what their futures could entail, should the senator back a bill offering conditional residency for young illegal immigrants.