On November 9, 2017 — two months after the Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — over 500 advocates for immigrant youth spoke out and took action.
Operation Dream Act Now — organized by immigrant youth themselves consisted of an upswell of student walkouts and activity in Washington, D.C. and across the country. Their message? Demand Congress pass a clean Dream Act with no dangerous enforcement add-ons before the end of this year.
WHAT IS A CLEAN DREAM ACT?
A clean DREAM Act means Congress must swiftly pass this widely popular bipartisan bill without any additions or amendments that will put families and immigrant community members at greater risk for undue detention and deportation.
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