DREAMer Benita Veliz will address the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. Veliz was detained after a traffic stop in 2009 and received a deportation order shortly after. Her name made national headlines in 2011 when she was spared deportation under new guidelines established by the Morton Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Veliz is scheduled to talk after Attorney General of California Kamala D. Harris and before Spanish language talk show host Cristina Saralegui. Take a look at the schedule below: > From 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. > > Remarks > > Karen Mills > Small Business Administration > > Progress for People Video: Small Business > > American Voices Remarks > > Bill Butcher > > Remarks > > The Honorable Kamala D. Harris > Attorney General of California > > Stronger Together Video: Immigration > > Remarks > > **Benita Veliz > DREAM Act Activist** > > Cristina Saralegui > Journalist, Actress, and Talk Show Host > > Sandra Fluke > Attorney and Women’s Rights Activist > > Austin Ligon > Co-Founder and Former CEO of CarMax, Inc.
DREAMer Benita Veliz to Address DNC Wednesday
Veliz is scheduled to talk after Attorney General of California Kamala D. Harris and before Spanish language talk show host Cristina Saralegui.
By Jorge Rivas Sep 05, 2012