Immigrant Youth and Allies Say: Enough Political Games, Protect Immigrant Youth Now!

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

For Immediate Release
Media Contacts:
Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202-850-0812
Samy Olivares | solivares@populardemocracy.org | 929-285-9623
María Ponce | maria.ponce@seiu.org | 202-394-2139

***MEDIA ADVISORY ***
MARCH FOR DREAMS
MONDAY, March 5 @ 11AM,
American History Museum

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, March 5th, we reach the cruel deadline that Trump gave Congress to fix the crisis he started when he rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Although thousands of young immigrants are currently living without protections from deportation and more will join them, Congress has yet to do their job to protect immigrant youth.

On March 5th, immigrant youth, together with community members, people of faith, labor advocates and progressive leaders will continue to put pressure on Members of Congress to deliver a breakthrough.

We will march to Capitol Hill to share the stories of the young immigrants most impacted by the inability of Congress to pass a simple, narrow legislative solution like the Dream Act.

We will share the stories of people impacted by Trump’s cruelty and Congress’ inaction such as:

  • Miguel Reyes Garcia, a DACA recipient who has lived in New Jersey since the age of nine and was profiled by ICE and locked in a detention camp.
  • Dennis Rivera – Sarmiento, an undocumented high school student  from Texas with plans to graduate this May, but was detained after standing up to a bully at school. Although Dennis didn’t qualify for DACA protections, he would benefit from the Dream Act.
  • Edder Rizo Sanchez who was detained with his DACA but has been kept in a detention camp since November.

MARCH FOR DREAMS DETAILS

WHAT: Enough Political Games: Protect Immigrant Youth Now!

WHEN: Monday, March 5th starting at 11am ET

WHERE:

WHO: Immigrant youth, together with community members, people of faith, labor advocates and progressive leaders.

###

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.