Immigrant Youth Demand End of Republican Dream Act Obstruction, Stage “Die-Ins” at Offices of Dream Killers Perdue, Cotton, and Grassley

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

While Some Legislators Work Towards a Breakthrough, Dream Killers Work to Obstruct Progress As Immigrant Youth Lose Protection Every Day

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. – Today, immigrant youth from North Carolina, California and Washington state staged die-ins at the offices of Republican Senators David Perdue (GA), Tom Cotton (AR), and Chuck Grassley (IA) to brand them as Dream Killers: obstructionists of the Dream Act who are allowing immigrant youth to become targets for deportation. United We Dream members nationwide are calling out the Republican Dream Killers who are working against DACA and the Dream Act both online and at their offices.

Deya Aldana, Organizer at United We Dream, said :

“Today we made it clear to Senators Perdue, Cotton and Grassley that immigrant youth will expose any Republicans obstructing the Dream Act for who they really are: Dream Killers.

“A Dream Killer is someone whose goal is to use the suffering of immigrant youth to ram through their anti-immigrant agenda of more detention beds, more deportation agents and more suffering — and we’re saying ENOUGH.

“The Dream Act is a bipartisan, common sense solution for people like me who’ve made this country our home. It helps people without hurting people. Dream Killers Perdue, Cotton and Grassley must stop playing politics with our lives and stop their obstruction.

“All of Congress needs to be sure that the Dream Act is passed by January 19th – we can’t wait any longer!”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.