WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Dreamers across the country are volunteering in their local communities leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, engaging in service to their neighbors. Service opportunities Dreamers have led or will be leading include those such as Denver, Colorado’s annual Feed-A-Family event, working at the Cabrini Immigrant Services Food Pantry in New York, and participating in the Dreamers Give Back: A Service & Advocacy event in Auburn, California.
At the very same time that Dreamers are serving their communities, they face an urgent deadline waiting for Members of Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution that would protect them from deportation, being ripped out of the American workforce and separated from their families. Members will leave for the remainder of the year in only three weeks, and the threat to nearly 800,000 hardworking Dreamers is growing by the day.
An overwhelming majority of the American public continues to demonstrate unwavering support for protecting Dreamers, most of whom have known no other country as home, and dozens of congressional Republicans have made renewed calls on their colleagues to act in recent days.
Highlights of several ongoing service events are included below: