URGENT: Students Without Status: Urge Congress to Support Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students
DACA Webinar Congressional Contacts
- Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02)
- Congressman Peter King (R-NY-02)
- Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX-06)
- Congressman Scott Taylor (R-VA-02)
- Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04)
- Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL-17)
- Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28)
- Represents the twenty-eighth district of Texas, including the Rio Grande and suburbs of San Antonio
- E-mail: Contact from https://cuellar.house.gov/contact/sendmeanemail.htm
- Twitter: @RepCuellar
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/repcuellar
Carlos A. Guevara, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, UnidosUS
Lindsay Dworkin, Director of Policy Development and State Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education
On June 7, 2018 the Alliance for Excellent Education and UnidosUS held a brief call-to-action webinar urging Congress to support the rights of undocumented immigrant students.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA, has been in peril since last fall when President Trump decided to cancel it. Recent court decisions have given some hope to the thousands of young people—also known as “Dreamers”—protected from deportation under DACA, but a legislative solution is required to give them the certainty they deserve.
Two Republican Congressmen, Carlos Curbelo of Florida and Jeff Denham of California, are leading an effort to force the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on solutions for DACA immigration and border security through a procedural move called a “discharge petition” that is rarely used. Essentially, if Curbelo and Denham can gather the signatures of 218 Representatives, they can force a vote on the House floor.
Three additional signatures (two Republicans, one Democrat) are required to force a vote to save DACA, and time is running out.
View the webinar to learn what’s happening on Capitol Hill, and how you can help provide undocumented students the protection the need and deserve.
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Photo Courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.