37 Seattle U. L. Rev. 221 (2013-2014)
The American DREAM: DACA, DREAMers, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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The American DREAM: DACA, DREAMers, and
Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Heather Fathali
Immigration policy shapes the destiny of the Nation .... The his-
tory of the United States is in part made of the stories, talents, and
lasting contributions of those who crossed oceans and deserts to
come here.
-Justice Anthony Kennedy, Arizona v. United Statesi
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream to-
gether is reality.
-John Lennon2
I. INTRODUCTION
In 2011, Maria Gomez earned her master's degree in architecture
and urban design.3 This is an outstanding achievement for any student.
For Maria, it was the result of the same hard work and diligence she had
* J.D. Candidate, Seattle University School of Law, 2014; B.A., Cultural Anthropology, Western
Washington University, 2006. My appreciation to Professor Won Kidane and my colleagues at Seat-
tle University Law Review for your assistance in the development of this Comment. To husband and
my family: I thank you so much for your encouragement, support, and love.
1. Arizona v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 2492, 2510 (2012).
2. While this quote was made famous by and is often attributed to John Lennon, it was actually
written by Yoko Ono. See DAVID SHEFF, ALL WE ARE SAYING: THE LAST MAJOR INTERVIEW WITH
JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO 16 (St. Martins 2000).
3. 158 CONG. REC. S5072-01 (July 17, 2012) (statement of Sen. Durbin) (introducing Maria
Gomez' story to Congress in support of Dream Act legislation.).

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