22 Jan Senate Democrats Fail Immigrant Communities By Ending Trump Shutdown Without Clean Dream Act Deal
For Immediate Release
January 22nd, 2018
Contact: Carlos Perea, Carlos@resilienceoc.org
Senate Democrats Fail Immigrant Communities By Ending Trump Shutdown Without Clean Dream Act Deal.
Santa Ana, CA – Today, Senate Democrats voted with Republicans to end Trump’s government shutdown without a Clean Dream Act solution, under empty promises by Senator McConnel, Senate Majority Leader, that he will bring up an immigration bill before February 8th. It is unacceptable that Senate Democrats have betrayed our immigrant communities again and failed to stand up and do the right thing.
Undocumented immigrants and allies have demonstrated what resistance looks like in the age of Trump by protesting, doing sit-ins and taking over Senate offices in D.C. to fight for their lives. It is courage and leadership that Senate Democrats clearly lack, we will not forget where Democrats stood when they were called to act.
We remain committed to fight for a Clean Dream Act as the February 8th deadline to keep government open approaches and will continue to advocate for a permanent solution for all undocumented immigrants. We also oppose any funding for immigration enforcement to criminalize our communities and attacks to family based migration.