Immigrant Youth Continue Protests for DREAM Act
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FEATURING RENATA MAURIZ – Donald Trump’s administration is considering the controversial practice of separating undocumented parents from their children at the US-Mexico border. News reports confirm that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has approved the policy and that the White House might do the same. This would mean that upon their arrival in the US, undocumented parents would be sent to detention facilities that hold adults while their children could be put into juvenile facilities.
Meanwhile a group of undocumented immigrants and their allies were arrested on Thursday in the middle of the Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC. The 8 immigrants are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which Trump canceled earlier this year.
Congress has failed to do anything about DACA or the DREAM Act. Democrats had earlier vowed to demand progress on DACA in exchange for their support for a Republican spending bill. But on Thursday the Senate passed a stopgap spending measure by 66 to 32, to avert a government shutdown, deferring the political fight over DACA and the Child Health Insurance Program for a month.
For more information visit www.fightforourdream.org and Renata Mauriz recommends texting “OURDREAM” to 41411 to find ways to help.
Renata Mauriz, Organizer with Cosecha, arrested on Thursday in Washington DC.