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Rep. Ruben Gallego Meets with Arizona Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joined Arizona immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation. In Rep. Gallego’s district, there are 10,000 DACA-recipients and over 15,000 who are DACA-eligible.  Congressman … Continue reading »

Florida State Rep. Jenne Meets with Florida Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

Southwest Ranches, FL – This week, Florida State Representative Evan Jenne joined Florida immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation.  Florida State Representative Evan Jenne said: I was already an ardent supporter of … Continue reading »

Texas State Representative Lina Ortega Shares Meal with El Paso Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

El Paso, TX – Texas State Rep. Lina Ortega of El Paso joined immigrant youth from the El Paso area to discuss the urgent need for Congress to pass a clean Dream Act now that President Trump has ended the successful DACA program, one that benefits more than 124,000 young immigrants in Texas. During the dinner, Rep. Ortega spoke … Continue reading »

Representatives Kennedy, Murphy, and Swalwell Meet with Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign and Future Forum Listening Tour

Boston, MA – Today, Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) joined immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation. This event was held in conjunction … Continue reading »

Rep. Jayapal (D-WA) Holds Dreamer Dinner in Seattle, Says Dreamers Are “As American as It Gets”

Last week, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) held a Labor Day Dreamer Dinner in her Seattle, Washington office, one day before Trump announced his decision to end DACA and officially threw the lives of 800,000 DACA recipients into uncertainty. Dreamer Dinners have been taking place across the country this summer as Dreamers and advocates have sat … Continue reading »

Grand Rapids Dreamers and Advocates Hold Dreamer Mega-Dinner With Local Officials

Last week, the West Michigan Coalition for Immigration Reform (WMCIR) held a Dreamer Mega-Dinner in Grand Rapids, an event that brought together Dreamers, advocates, and elected officials in a way that the group hopes will be foundational for efforts to come. Attending the dinner were staffers from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI)’s offices; Jeff Thomas, … Continue reading »

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Meets With New Mexico Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– As hardline forces inside and outside the Administration, such as AG Jeff Sessions and Texas AG Ken Paxton, are trying to force President Trump to preside over the end of the popular and successful DACA program, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) this morning joined immigrant leaders from the NM … Continue reading »

Ft. Lauderdale Democrats Meet With DACA Beneficiaries in Latest Dreamer Dinner

Dreamers and state legislators held yet another successful Dreamer Dinner tonight in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where immigrant youth shared their stories and spoke about the future of the DACA program they rely on. In attendance were Florida State Representatives Bobby Dubose, Patricia Williams, and Barrington Russell, all Democrats; as well as immigration advocates Anjanette and … Continue reading »

Slate of Florida State Legislators Meet With Immigrant Youth in Orlando Dreamer Dinner

At last night’s Dreamer Dinner in Orlando, state legislators and Dreamers spoke about the imminent threat to DACA at the federal level, as well as the ongoing need to win rights for immigrant youth at the state level. Four Florida legislators — state Senator Victor Torres, and state Reps. John Cortes, Carlos Guillermo-Smith, and Amy … Continue reading »

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