Undocumented Youth Respond to Partisan Attempt to Derail DREAM Act

Denver, CO- Senate Republicans met with President Donald Trump today and have allegedly reached an agreement not to address the crisis created by the elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA) and its members condemn this latest attack on immigrant families that seems to come from the white supremacist playbook.

“Our leaders need to understand that immigrant youth should not spend another day in limbo. Today’s GOP meeting with Trump did not produce clear outlines of a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants like myself, some who will begin losing protections in March,” said Alejandro Flores, a COPA member.

Congress has until December 8, 2017 to pass a fix before going to recess. “Waiting until next year is unacceptable. We are already facing a crisis thanks to this administration and undocumented young people like me are already at risk,” said Ana Rodriguez, community organizer with COPA. “Congress needs to stop playing games with our lives and pass a clean DREAM Act Now!”