Bipartisan Dream Act of 2017 Demonstrates that Paxton Attack on DACA is Cruel
Harlingen, TX — As bipartisan Dream Act legislation is introduced in Congress, the community in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas is protesting the visit of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, architect of the legal attack on DACA.
The introduction of the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017 is more evidence of the widespread support for immigrant youth. Permanent protection for dreamers makes sense. In contrast, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s attempt to strip 800,000 immigrant youth of work permits and protection from deportation is misguided and cruel.
Abraham Diaz, education specialist with LUPE and recipient of DACA, says, “While we protest Ken Paxton’s visit and denounce his hate, we call on our elected officials to stand up and #DefendDACA and dreamers. President Trump must keep programs that protect our immigrant community members from deportation like DACA and TPS. Elected officials should support legislative relief that is clean from enforcement. Immigrant youth do not want their parents and communities targeted by Trump’s deportation forces.”