For Immediate Release
Hundreds Expected to Rally at Paul Ryan's Racine Office Monday for the Dream Act
After Monday, March 5th, immigrant youth will begin losing DACA protections in much higher numbers.
Community members will call on US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to allow a vote on the clean Dream Act.
RACINE, WISCONSIN - Over 16,000 immigrant young people have lost protection from deportation since Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in September 2017. After March 5th, young people will begin to lose DACA protections in much higher numbers. Nationwide, the immigrant rights movement has declared March 5th a national day of action to fight for the Dream Act. Wisconsin's action begins at 3:30pm at Monument Square in Racine, WI, at the corner of 6th St and Main St, just down the street from Speaker Ryan’s office. A car and bus caravan will leave from 1027 S 5th St in Milwaukee at 2pm.
"On Monday we will take bold action to raise the pressure on Paul Ryan," said Luís Tapia, 16, a high school junior from Racine. "Six months ago, I was going to apply for DACA, but then Trump took that chance away from me and millions of others. Now many of my friends and neighbors are losing their protections. Monday is a national day of action, and thousands of people around the country will stand in support of immigrant youth. We will tell Paul Ryan, enough is enough! My family, my friends, and I deserve a permanent legislative solution that allows us to stay and continue to contribute to this place we call home. We need the clean Dream Act now."
Who: Voces de la Frontera, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, immigrant families, religious leaders, dozens of allied community organizations, supporters
What: Time's Up! Paul Ryan — Clean Dream Act Now! Statewide Rally
When: Monday, March 5th, 3:30pm
Where: Community members will gather at Monument Square at corner of 6th St and Main St in Racine, WI
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