Chants of "Undocumented, unafraid!" continued for several minutes as the strikers greeted and hugged those in the crowd.
The vast majority of people in the United States support the DREAM Act.
Undocumented youths from the Campaign for the American Dream arrived here just a few days ago, and are already changing things.
Tthe Republican-dominated Statehouse redistricted Texas so that, in spite of a gigantic population gain by Democratic-leaning Latinos, Republicans could be sure of taking three of the new congressional seats.
They will, in effect, tell Alabama's governor and legislature, "If we can't appeal to your humanity, then we will appeal to your pocketbooks."
Millions gathered in the Windy City for the NATO summit. But over in the "other Chicago" - the inner city, Latino and African American-majority neighborhoods, people are suffering.
Braving the elements, undocumented youth and Latino voters from acros Indiana came out to voice opposition to Mitt Romney's extreme immigration rhetoric.
This hearing ignored the grim reality of the U.S. immigration detention system, which is marked by abuse.
The six undocumented youth who were arrested last August - and charged with mob action and reckless conduct - were found not guilty.
Security proceeded aggressively to rip the protesters' posters from their hands; Romney, meanwhile, hesitated for a moment, listening to the shouts.