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MFV Fighting Alongside Undocumented Youth on Two-Year Anniversary of Trump Rescinding DACA

09.05.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Karina Martinez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org

 

MFV Fighting Alongside Undocumented Youth on Two-Year Anniversary of Trump Rescinding DACA

 

The Trump administration terminated DACA two years ago, putting Dreamers at risk of deportation.

Mi Familia Vota issued the following statement:

Two years ago, President Trump ended DACA for Dreamers, reversing a campaign promise to help Dreamers and instead unleashing an anti-immigrant agenda from which few have been spared. For Dreamers, the battle over DACA could strip them of their deportation protections, work permits, and more depending on the 2020 Supreme Court ruling. Additionally, hundreds of thousands more undocumented youth -who no longer have access to DACA since the program was ended – are forced to plan their futures in a politically hostile environment with no immediate forms of relief.

“Mi Familia Vota is continuing the fight for Dreamers by holding accountable representatives who haven’t supported legislation like the Dream and Promise Act, continuing to uplift Dreamer stories, and demanding that elected leaders pass clean, permanent solutions in Congress. We’re also empowering all youth to harness their political power. We stand with undocumented youth and commend their extraordinary courage, resilience, and boundless enthusiasm to contribute to our country in spite of major obstacles. Our representatives must defend Dreamers and work on legislation that offers pathways to citizenship for our youth.

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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.