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Councilmember Anita Bonds and Shadow Rep. Franklin Garcia To Take Part In “DAPA Dinners” Event In DC Later Today

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An immigrant family eligible for DAPA is set to meet with legislators in our nation’s capital later today.

Councilmember Anita Bonds and shadow Representative Franklin Garcia will break bread with Rosbel and his family as part of the “DAPA Dinners” campaign. This is the first “DAPA Dinner” event to happen in Washington, D.C. 

Rosbel arrived in the US in 1994, while his wife Sandy arrived in 2006. As the parents of a three-year-old US citizen daughter, both are eligible for deferred action under the DAPA program going before the Supreme Court next week.

The “DAPA Dinners” campaign has seen a surge of activity lately. Last Sunday, Florida State Senator Darren Soto sat down with five immigrant families to hear how DAPA and DACA+ would impact their lives. And earlier this month, Congressman Don Beyer shared a meal with the Pinto family of Virginia.   

Approximately 7,000 D.C. immigrants would be eligible for deportation deferral, work permits, and state driver’s licenses under the immigration programs announced by President Obama in 2014.  

Now, the fate of these policies—and the fate of thousands of families—will be decided by the US Supreme Court in June.

We’ll share live updates from today’s DAPA Dinner here. To see previous DAPA Dinner events, click here.