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December 21, 2017

Vox: Activists worry Democrats are giving up their best chance on DACA

Democratic leadership in the House and the Senate promised in September to hold the line on help for some unauthorized immigrants, refusing to vote on a December end-of-year spending bill unless it contained the bipartisan DREAM Act.

Now the line in the Senate appears to be breaking. …

“I am disappointed, to say the least,” said Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-CA). “If we send everybody home for the holidays without sending the message that this is something we’re willing to fight for and stand for, I’m concerned what kind of a message that’s going to send to DREAMers. We have been told over and over again, especially in September, that December would be our time.” READ MORE