Youth & Advocates Visit Offices of Republican House Members While Mob of Angry Trump Supporters Stalk Them From City to City
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Los Angeles, CA – Today, a band of white nationalists stalked courageous immigrant youth as they visited Los Angeles area Congressional District offices to advocate for the Dream Act by January 19. The young leaders were joined by actress and activist Alyssa Milano as the Trump supporters followed them from city to city, shouting racial slurs and violently boarded the Dream Act bus.
Milano said, “Today, we have prevailed in spite of Trump supporters spewing hatred at us.”
The Dream Act advocates are on a bus tour of Southern California to rally at the offices of Southern California Republican House members Dana Rohrabacher, Mimi Walters, Ed Royce, Steve Knight, and David Valadao who have refused to use their leverage to pass the Dream Act.
Bruna Bouhid, United We Dream Communications Manager, and potential Dream Act beneficiary said:
“The President’s comments were disgusting, and today, his supporters screamed in my face and tried to intimidate me with his hate.
“We are traveling from city to city today telling Republican members of Congress to pass the Dream Act! We are in a fight for our lives, which is why we will not let the racism and the hate stop us. Immigrant youth have continued to respond with love in the face of hate and have put everything on the line. We are undocumented, unafraid, and we are here to stay.”
Justino Mora, co-founder of Undocumedia and potential beneficiary of the Dream Act, was followed to an electronics store where one of Trump’s supporters screamed, “White power!” as Mora exited his car. “I feel empowered,” said Mora.
“The people on this bus believe in passing a clean Dream Act and even though anti-immigrant Trump supporters threw their hate and racism at us at each stop, got in our faces, and tried to provoke us and shout us down, they could not stop us. We came here to peacefully demonstrate for the Dream Act and that’s exactly what we did, and will continue to do. They cannot stop our movement because we cannot be shaken, and we will not be moved. We need the Dream Act now.”
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.