December 21, 2017
For Immediate Release
Washington, DC - Congress has two days left and no more to pass the DREAM Act before the end of the year and we are counting on them to do so. It is the responsibility of the government to listen to the people and we have spoken, loudly. The message is crystal clear, DREAM Act now for the holidays.
“The DREAM Act must be passed before congress goes home in two days. We’ve heard enough speeches, the time to act is now.” Jonathan Jayes-Green, co-founder of UndocuBlack Network continued, “Congress has had 17 years to debate this bill. Time has run out.”
“This is life or death for us. I can’t plan for my future without knowing where I stand. I need to know that in the new year I can help support my family. My mom shouldn’t have to worry over the upcoming holidays.” Ronnie James, DACA Recipient, NYC Co-lead in UndocuBlack Network.
The DREAM Act is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-cultural issue, and yes, a Black issue. We don’t have time to play politics knowing 12,000 individuals have lost their status already. Two days Congress, you’ve got two days.