Jan Brewer Not on TIME List of Influential People, but DREAM Act Proponent in Past New Times Cover Story Makes the Cut

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Dulce Matuz, named by TIME magazine as one of the most 100 influential people in the world.
Despite ranking among the top 20 in TIME magazine's reader poll of the most influential people in the world, Governor Jan Brewer didn't make the cut for the magazine's final list -- even after soliciting votes a little late.

On the other hand, a DREAM Act proponent and undocumented woman living in Arizona did make the list of 100 people.

Dulce Matuz, president of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, was among the folks profiled by New Times-turned-City Pages scribe Gregory Pratt in his 2011 story on young, undocumented people surviving in the business world.

Matuz' entry in the magazine's list was written by actress and fellow DREAM Act supporter Eva Longoria.

"Dulce Matuz, 27, represents the finest of her generation, putting herself through college partly via scholarships and graduating with an electrical-engineering degree," Longoria writes. "An undocumented Latina confronted with legal barriers to pursuing her engineering dream, she chose to fight for the right to contribute to the country she has called home since she was young."

Matuz was mentioned in the New Times story in her real-estate dealings, as she'd sold 50 homes as of last summer since graduating from Arizona State University in 2009 -- but expected to lose her license when it was up for renewal due to her legal status.

She also explained how she's attempting to counter the thought held by some people that undocumented immigrants are essentially leeches in the United States.

"I haven't asked government for anything, and I [haven't needed] to ask for anything," Matuz told New Times. "That's the American dream."

Click here for TIME's entry on Matuz, and click here for the whole list of the 100 most influential people.

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Dusty
Dusty

There is hope for Arizona. Well, some. We have to figure out a way to outsource all those "english" speakers so us English speakers can live in peace, with Spanish and Spanglish, that is.

DG
DG

This woman and Obama made list and Brewer didn't?! OH NO! This smells like a conspiracy!!! Better call Joke and the Insane Clown Posse to investgate.

Missielee
Missielee

There are over 300,00 illigal kids brought over the border when they were young. 
Big Deal!!! They are still illegal and should be deported, they are all like cancer on this country and it just keep spreading.  When the last census was taken there were more hispanics born in this country than whites. Does that not tell you something.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Why hasn't Ms. Matuz been deported yet?

Mail
Mail

This young woman is everything we would like to see in our future.. here in the USA and especially Arizona!  Yet our laws do not allow her to live here when she has broken no laws herself?  She was brought here, raised here and succeeded here.  We need her here to be our future!!  Jan Brewer?  Hopefully, nothing more than a temporary embarrassment!

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

Dulce, Congratulations! You represent the best of Arizona and its future.

Ddesertdawg
Ddesertdawg

Just another Beaner  wishing a Dream come true in Nazi Arizona,not gonna happen,but makes for good headlines in mexico.

Phil
Phil

This was a wonderful story then and now. I hope the nation gets to see this please ..

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Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

It doesn't make sense to spend the $ educating these people, only to deport them. peace

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

When they compile a list of the 100 most reprehensible people in the world, Brewer has a real shot at making the list. In fact, Arizona will probably have more people on that list than any other locale.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

"When the last census was taken there were more hispanics born in this country than whites.Does that not tell you something. "

And you point is?????  or do you think this land belongs to "Whites Only"
Pick up a history book sometime, you might, just might learn something and stop being such an ignorant racist FOOL!

BTW  That would be Hispanics, not hispanics, pick up an English Grammar book while you're at it too, so you can LEARN to spell in English.  Moron.

gregg r
gregg r

because there too many assholes that are legal.  We sort of need to balance it out.

Phil
Phil

I guess I mean to pry; do you propose education and improvement for all with the chance to improve or simply deport unconditionally regardless of age?

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