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WAVE 3 Editorial - June 15, 2013: Dream Revisited

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By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager

In two months we will mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech, "I have a Dream." If Rev. King were able to deliver another speech now, what would be the "fierce urgency of now" he would highlight this time?

Would he be urging Congress to approve the immigration reform measure being considered - the Border Security, Economic Security and Immigration Modernization Act? It will certainly impact this century like the civil rights championed by Rev. King did last century.

Will we continue to allow immigrants to be victimized and exploited? Do we act on the belief, as Rev. King did, that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere?

Right now a smoother legal path into the United States is an increasingly impossible dream for immigrants. Many come here looking for survival for themselves and their families. Should we be dreaming of a reaffirmation and embracing of the benefits of internationalism?

Should we continue to train students from other countries in our schools and not encourage them to stay here to benefit us from what they learned?  Will we still be judging people by the "color of their skin rather than the content of their character" if we don't endorse Senate Bill 744?

Maybe that is too much a stretch and those who oppose this bill offer better questions and concerns.

We welcome your thoughts!

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