One cold Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I stood on 4th Street in downtown Albuquerque speaking with local DREAMers from Highland High School about community organizing. Their classmates had organized a rally and march to show them that we stand with them, no matter what.
But it wasn’t just students who came. We were joined by their teachers from Highland, an organizer from Santa Fe, school resource officers from APD who knew their families, and fellow New Mexicans who were ready to stand between them and Donald Trump.
This week, thousands of DREAMers (including some of those from that rally) are in Washington, DC calling for Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act and to do it before they go home for Christmas. It’s now or never.
Our own Congresswoman, Michelle Lujan Grisham, is leading the fight but some in Congress, including some Democrats, are waivering and considering passing a federal spending deal without a DREAM Act so they can just go home before Christmas break. That’s a vote for deportation and we can’t let that happen.
Watch some of these personal stories from New Mexico DREAMers, filmed on the bus to their way to DC:
Share these messages on Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtags #NoDreamNoDeal and #DREAMactnow. Be sure to tag House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats), Speaker Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) and others who can make this happen.
122 DREAMers lose their DACA protections every day, and 800,000 more could lose them all together if we don’t stand together for them now.
Join me in showing our support for our DREAMers and demand that every Democrat stand together for a DREAM Act to be a part of any deal.
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