Dream Act Deadline Countdown
October 23, 2017
Time is running out for the millions of young immigrants who are American in all but paperwork
Every Democrat in the House and the Senate supports the Dream Act. We need Republicans in Congress to join with them to pass a clean Dream Act now.
President Trump created this crisis by ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), and now it’s up to Republicans in Congress to join with Democrats to resolve this manufactured crisis. The popular and successful program gave work permits to over 800,000 young immigrants who have lived in the US since childhood as well as shielded them from deportation.
Dreamers are already losing their DACA status. When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) arbitrarily and unfairly changed the renewal deadline for thousands of DACA recipients, they didn’t send out notices to the Dreamers about the change and refused to extend the deadline on October 5th even after the hurricanes.
Right now, 22,000+ young people who couldn’t meet that unexpected deadline are starting to lose their status. Families and communities are feeling the effects at this very moment: mortgages that can’t be paid, jobs on the line, and higher education forgoed.
Action needed: Republicans in Congress need to pass a clean Dream Act now.
The political pressure here is on the Republicans. They control the Presidency and the Congress. Only they can make sure the Dream Act is given a chance and a vote. Speaker Paul Ryan & Majority Leader McConnell: the time for sweet talk has passed; the time for legislative action is now.
Dreamers are losing DACA now. Republicans in Congress must pass a #CleanDreamAct now by whatever legislative means possible. Republicans in Congress have a deadline to pass the Dream Act by the end of the year. Republicans in Congress need to understand that if they do not pass the Dream Act by the end of the year , they must include it on the spending bill or they will be funding the deportation of Dreamers. It is that simple.