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Mi Familia Vota Stands in Solidarity with DREAMers

11.12.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Antonio Garza at antoniog@mifamiliavota.org

 

 

Mi Familia Vota Stands in Solidarity with DREAMers

Trump Administration decision is inhumane and short-sighted –Congress must act

Phoenix, AZ Mi Familia Vota (MFV), a national Latino civic engagement organization, announced today that it stands in solidarity with DACA recipients and condemns the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the policy. We know that President Trump knows better. He himself has stated that he doesn’t want to hurt young people” In a Twitter post in 2017 he bluntly stated: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?”

And yet, his administration has chosen to embrace a knee-jerk policy based on a xenophobic, politicallycalculated rationale to kick out these young people. That many have gotten older and aged out should not be an issue. As the President himself has pointed out, they are educating themselves against great odds, holding down jobs and contributing to the economy. And, many are proudly serving in our country’s Armed Services – standing up for the American flag and America’s values.

Today’s SCOTUS decision will have a long-lasting effect on the future of how our nation addresses immigration. And conversely, its decision will impact how the rest of the world views our country. To #ProtecttheDream, it is now up to Congress to stand up and fight on these young immigrants who are American in every way. Their #HomeisHere. It is long past time to ensure that they will never be barred from it.

MFV calls on Congress to fix this. There is bipartisan legislation to do so – the time is now.

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities t o 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.