Immigrant youth demand a clean DREAM Act, stage “die-in” outside Tillis’ Senate office

Dozens of immigrant youth and activists gathered outside of U.S.Senator Thom Tillis’ office Tuesday in solidarity with DACA/TPS recipients and undocumented residents demanding a Clean DREAM Act.

Members of El Pueblo’s Youth Council staged a “die-in” outside of the Senator’s office during their event to represent refugee children who have been sent back to their countries of origin and have subsequently been killed through crimes or gang violence.

“Last week’s Supreme Court decision was a positive step,” explained Jorge “Tito” Ramos. “[But] it is not the permanent solution that we are seeking. I refuse to be used as a bargaining chip at the expense of my friends and family members. What we want is a Clean DREAM Act.”

Congress has failed to find a workable alternative to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program since President Trump announced his decision to rescind the Obama-era initiative last September.

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