BREAKING: After calling for the deportation of immigrant youth, Marco Rubio confronted by Dreamers at Fundraiser


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United We Dream leaders with United We Dream: Tampa Bay and the Dream Organizing Network traveled from Florida to South Carolina to send Senator Rubio a clear message, keep your hands off our DACA. As a DACA-mented Dreamer from Florida, I’m insulted by Sen. Marco Rubio’s recent attacks on Deferred Action, a program that has protected me and more than half a million Dreamers from deportation.

In the past, Sen. Rubio has said that he stands with Dreamers, but now, he’s shamefully sided with anti-immigrant and right-wing Members of Congress like Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who seek maximum deportations of Dreamers and our families.

One of the participants, Oliver Merino from the Dream Organizing Network, said, “Tonight dreamers from Florida and North Carolina confronted Senator Marco Rubio’s speech in Anderson, South Carolina. As we were being escorted by police, I was almost choked by a bystander.” Our message to them is clear: Dreamers across the country fought for and won DACA and we will continue to defend it and ensure it is expanded to our families!

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