Sacramento civic and business leaders urge local Congress members to fix DACA

Sacramento civic and business leaders urge local Congress members to fix DACA

If Congress is unable to pass a permanent legislative solution to protect the young people who arrived here as children, our lives will be torn apart.

He criticized former President Obama for sidestepping Congress in 2012 to create the DACA program, a move he called illegal and unconstitutional. This proposal, as I have told them personally, can not be considered a good faith effort to provide protection for the Dreamers, including those who were enrolled in DACA. Officials with the organizing groups United We Dream and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement say they expect up to 17,000 people to attend Wednesday's rally.

Immigrant rights supporters join hands as they demonstrate in favor of Congress passing a clean Dream Act that will prevent the deportation of young immigrants known as Dreamers working and studying in the United States, October 13, 2017, in Miami. In fact, it's senseless, cruel, and inspired by the principles of their founders, funders and current leadership. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn's remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News.

The Colcom Foundation presently provides generous donations to these organizations, and according to the Center for New Community's resource Who's Behind the Plot Against DACA, have since 2006, pumped more than $53 million into the anti-immigrant movement. Ending DACA would cost the state nearly $357.1 million in annual GDP losses, would remove an estimated 685,000 workers from the US economy and would result in the loss of $460.3 billion in GDP nationwide over the next 10 years, according to the Interfaith Worker Justice fact sheet.

President Trump has vowed to end the program, making it possible for the so-called "Dreamers" to be deported as early as May. CIS's Mark Krikorian once referred to immigrants as a "poor, problem-ridden demographic". To be eligible, applicants must have immigrated by age 16 and lived in the US since June 15, 2007.

About 800,000 undocumented immigrants are now protected under the program, including more than 223,000 Californians.

"Thousands of lives are already at risk and if Congress fails to act, many more dreamers - including more than 75,000 LGBTQ dreamers - will also be forced to face the real and unsafe threat of deportation", said Alejandro Avilés, HRC's Director of Outreach and Engagement.

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement on legislation: "Neither Senator Cornyn nor Senator Grassley has ever voted for the Dream Act. We can do this if we quit grandstanding and quit engaging in these sorts of stunts, and I hope we will." .

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