Lawmakers, DACA Recipients Stand Up for Dream Act


Shortly after Trump took office, the attorneys general of 10 Republican states, led by Texas, threatened to sue the president if he did not reverse DACA by September 5.

Cinthia Osorio, who lives in Morris County, said she's content to hear that lawmakers are trying to come up with a solution to help "DACAmented" immigrants, but said she's anxious about what type of border security will be attached.

The Student Government Association (SGA) is in preliminary talks about how they will approach the topic in the coming months.

"I am a dreamer and the the only country I have ever known", said Chirayu Patel, founder of DACA network, which provides information and legal resources for DACA recipients.

President Donald Trump will have a hard time getting reelected if he doesn't stand firm on his uncompromising immigration campaign pledges, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King said Thursday.

"America is the greatest country in the world", said Ken Yang.

In a press release from Liccardo's office, city officials describe how Trump's planned DACA revocation "has caused significant fear, uncertainty and impacts" among about 800,000 Americans brought to the country as kids.

"He's President", McCarthy said. Dreamers weren't born in the US but have spent most of their lives here. "It is just not right", said Gutierrez.

Lawmakers, DACA Recipients Stand Up for Dream Act

The thought that Trump might prioritize and support DACA over the border wall - in a deal with Democrats no less - took some supporters by surprise, especially as it came a week after Trump sided with Democrats on raising the debt ceiling. It's impossible to recognize this holiday without thinking about the 6,000 young people in Minnesota whose chance at the American Dream may be ripped from their grasp.

"So what we're going to do is get our consensus, and we're having the conversations with our members right now", Ryan said.

Benitez says while she's unsure of the future for DACA, she hopes a proposed bi-partisan 'DREAM Act' comes to fruition. LASO plans to host DACA awareness events on campus during the upcoming Latino/Latina Heritage Month.

KELLY: Tell us about some of these people you've been talking to and what they're telling you. "And I didn't think they did before".

Sara Cullinane, state director for Make The Road New Jersey, a community based organization that has organized rallies in defense of DACA and other programs that helps immigrants, denounced the deal.

According to a recent Center for American Progress study, 90 percent of DACA recipients have jobs, 72 percent are in higher education and less than 1 percent have a criminal record.

DACA was enacted in 2012 by President Obama.

Messer would also like to tie in the assurance of funding and action on Trump's long-discussed border wall and believes that funding for the wall should be part of any effort to reinstate DACA.