This Timelapse video is part of the multidisciplinary installation by Erika Harrsch Under the same sky…we dream. The Video shows a time-lapse of the sky from sunrise to sunset with the recorded melodic voice of the internationally acclaimed, Mexican singer, Magos Herrera, an evocative voice tapestry, sung as a lullaby with selected phrases from the DreamAct of 2011. This piece is an homage to all the children who tried to cross the border to start a new life without their parents. And to all the parents who believed there was a better life for their kids in another territory.
The DREAM Act is a bipartisan legislation first introduced in Congress in 2001. Known formally as Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, it has since been reintroduced several times but has failed to pass. This bill aimed to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented children who grew up in the United States, a multi-phase process for undocumented immigrants in the United States that would first grant conditional residency and upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.