Lucas, Senate Republicans and Donald Trump have decided not to include
protections for immigrant youth who came to the United States as children
in a year-end spending deal even though Paul Ryan had stated they would
earlier in the week.
Sign and send a petition to your legislators demanding Congress pass the Dream Act of 2017 before they leave for their holiday break.
Kamala Harris' response to this news says it all: "Right now we are at a moment in time where we have got to understand that this is something we cannot play politics with, when we have hundreds of thousands of young people who are terrified because we have not been able to keep our word".
In this moment we need to stand up for the 1400 immigrants that lose their work permits and protections from deportation PER DAY because of Donald Trumps decision to end the DACA program they have relied on. We need to demand that Congress pass the Dream Act of 2017 - bipartisan legislation that would allow around 1.5 million U.S.-raised immigrant youth to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship.
Please sign and send a petition to your legislators TODAY because more people are affected every single day a solution is not in place. Demand that the the Senate and House pass a clean Dream Act before they go home for the holidays.
The Dream Act of 2017 improves upon previous bills and expands the eligibility requirements for earning lawful citizenship. It's far from perfect. But it what we need to pass right now, and build from later, to end the deportation of our community members, neighbors, colleagues and family. Having nothing in place is putting thousands of people at risk of being separated from their families and being deported from the only country they have every known.
Pl ease take a moment to sign and send a petition to your legislator demanding The Dream Act of 2017 is passed before Congress goes home for the holidays.