There are no easy answers to these questions. Suffice it to say that those were different times. The parents of today’s Dreamers learned to survive by staying silent, invisible, virtually immobile. And there, while nobody was watching, was where they worked and raised their families.
It served them. But not their children, who decided to change the rules of the game.
Their parents were invisible, so the Dreamers want to be as visible as possible.
Their parents learned to use silence to their advantage. Dreamers want to be heard.
Their parents waited patiently for politicians to acknowledge them. Dreamers forced candidates to address them and their agenda.