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MFV California Celebrates Fresno’s Dreamer Support

09.19.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Karina Martinez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org
Or Samuel Molina at samuelm@mifamiliavota.org

 

MFV California Celebrates Fresno’s Dreamer Support

DACA recipients in Fresno and around the country need city backing

 

Fresno, California – The City of Fresno voted 5-1 to sign onto an amicus brief for the Supreme Court in support of DACA recipients. Councilmember Garry Bredefeld was the only vote to oppose.

Samuel Molina, California state director for Mi Familia Vota issued the following statement:

“We applaud the City of Fresno’s decision to sign on to the amicus brief to defend DACA at the United State Supreme Court. As a native person to Fresno and an advocate for immigrant rights, I am proud to see this council move forward in the right direction. In 2015, the City of Fresno signed a resolution unanimously supporting DACA and in 2017, one of the first Dream Centers for students K-12 was established right here in the city of Fresno. We must continue to do more as a city and as a community to stand up for the rights of the others that are all too often under attack.”

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.