Luján, Senate Democrats, DACA SCOTUS Plaintiffs, Immigration Advocates To Call On Congress To Protect Dreamers

President Trump’s Case Against DACA Threatens Hundreds Of Thousands Of DACA Recipients Legally Living And Working In The United States

The House-Passed A Bipartisan Solution In The American Dream And Promise Act, But Leader McConnell Leaves Dreamers And Their Families In Limbo By Refusing To Act

Event will be livestreamed HERE

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Member, plaintiffs in the upcoming DACA cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and immigration advocates will host a press conference at 11:30 AM ET today, October 17, 2019, to call on Congress to pass legislation that would offer permanent protection from deportation for Dreamers.

Approximately 700,000 DACA recipients are currently living in limbo ahead of November 12, 2019, when the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the Trump Administration’s September 5, 2017, termination of the DACA program was unlawful.

Over the last two years, an extended legal battle has kept DACA renewals open for young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, and the program has been tremendously successful, benefiting Dreamers and their families – including DACA recipients’ 256,000 U.S.-citizen children – while also strengthening communities across the country, and the entire American economy.

WHO:

 

U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Congressional Hispanic Caucus
DACA SCOTUS Plaintiffs

Immigration Advocates

WHAT:

 

Democrats to stand with plaintiffs in the upcoming DACA cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and immigration advocates to call on Congress to protect Dreamers.

 

WHERE:

 

385 Russell Senate Office Building
WHEN:

 

Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 11:30 AM ET / 10:30 AM CT
LIVESTREAM:

 

The event will be live streamed here.