DREAMers Protest Against House Republicans Refusing To Support DREAM Act

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Protesters shout slogans against US President Donald Trump during a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as Dream Act, near the Trump Tower in New York. Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Rallies, marches and protests are planned in various U.S. House Districts during the Congressional recess to encourage members to support and pass The Dream Act by December.

During Congress’ long recess, vulnerable House Republicans drew harsh backlash from their constituents for refusing to support the only bipartisan and bicameral DREAM Act. Protesting outside their district offices and delivering petitions, concerned constituents reminded their elected officials that they must do what’s right, protect the DREAMers in their community and support the DREAM Act.

“House Republicans’ refusal to support the bipartisan DREAM Act is a direct attack on their constituents, and the backlash against them will only grow larger and louder if they continue refusing to protect DREAMers,” said Javier Gamboa of the DCCC. “Make no mistake: House Republicans are completely out of touch with the issues affecting their communities, and their constituents will not forget their inaction at the ballot box in 2018.”

Take a look at the growing backlash Republicans are facing for failing to support the DREAM Act:

After the Trump administration formally announced the end of DACA -the 2012 program implemented by President Barack Obama- DREAMers all around the United States are in fear, worried about what the future holds. 

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -which is a kind of administrative relief from deportation- was created with the purpose to protect eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation. DACA not only gives young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation, also a work permit is part of the program that expires after two years, and is subject to renewal.

Trump gave a deadline to the Congress to address the situation and come up with an alternative. “Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!” he tweeted. 

Trump also tweeted he's looking forward to work with the Congress "to address immigration reform in a way that puts hardworking citizens of our country 1st." The end of DACA means that 800,000 children and youths will no longer be protected.

 

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