FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18th, 2017
NC DREAMERS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON, DC TO LOBBY FOR LEGISLATION
Raleigh, NC. – The NC Dream Coalition will be hosting an advocacy day of action for Dreamers across the state of North Carolina. On October 19, 2017, DACA youth from North Carolina will be traveling to Washington D.C. to push for legislation that would provide a pathway to legalization for undocumented youth! The youth will be sharing their stories with Congress and urging them to pass legislation that protects all undocumented youth. The bus will leave early in the morning on October 19th and will be returning to North Carolina very early in the morning of the 20th.
NC Dreamers’ Advocacy Day
Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Location: Washington, DC–Congress
On September 5th, 2017 the Trump Administration announced the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama era program that essentially deferred the deportation of undocumented youth who were brought to the United States as children and provided them with a work permit and a chance to live a better life. The program is set to expire on March 5th, 2018 leaving about 800,000 DACA youth unprotected and subject to deportation.
DACA youth are students, lawyers, business owners, engineers, nurses, and hard-working parents that call NC home: “We have lived in North Carolina since we were children, have gone through the public school system, have paid and continue to pay our taxes and pursue the American Dream by going to college, we are Americans and we want to serve our nation,” said Jose Rico, a DACA beneficiary and organizer with the NC Dream Coalition.