Andres Benach writes: "The Dream 9 have shown courage in seeking to expose the dark underbelly of immigration reform- what is actually done, what has been left out. They fit within a great American tradition of civil disobedience against unjust laws. The reaction of the power structure has been the same both times- excessive force. It is not firehoses and German Shepherds today, but solitary confinement and prolonged detention. I did not understand that this would be the outcome of these efforts, but as Bob sang “I was so much older then, I am younger than that now.”" - July 28, 2013.