On Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 2:00 PM ET at the Senate outdoor press conference location, a bipartisan group of elected representatives, including Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Lindsey Graham, will stand alongside more than 100 Dreamers to call on their colleagues to join them in supporting the Dream Act, which would protect DACA recipients, and provide protection from deportation and work authorization for these hardworking young people.
The more than 100 Dreamers from 25 states across the country are in Washington to call on their members of Congress to pass the Dream Act, which would allow them to continue working, studying, and paying taxes in the only country they know as home. The fly-in will allow members of Congress and their offices to hear the stories of Dreamers first-hand.
The 100+ Dreamers participating include a diverse range of backgrounds, such as individuals working as teachers and engineers, working in medical and scientific fields, and studying in undergraduate or advanced degree programs. A number of Dreamers come from mixed-status families, and some are mothers and fathers to U.S. citizen children. All have been here since a young age and are active in their communities, such as in local houses of worship, as mentors, and on sports teams.
After the Trump Administration rescinded DACA on September 5, nearly 700,000 DACA recipients could face deportation if Congress does not pass a permanent legislative solution.
- Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Lindsey Graham
- 3 Dreamer Fly-In Participants
WHAT: Press Conference to Push for Legislation Protecting Dreamers
WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 PM ET
WHERE: Senate Outdoor Press Conference Location (Senate “Swamp”)