America’s Dreamers got some much needed relief when a U.S. District Judge issued an injunction against President Trump’s attempts to deport 800,000 young people brought to the U.S. as children. The ruling states that President Obama’s protection must remain in place until several lawsuits have played out.
This is a major victory, but it is also temporary. So the fight is far from over.
Trump hopes to begin deportations starting in March, and Congress has the power to stop this once and for all by passing the bipartisan DREAM Act.
In negotiations, however, Trump is using these innocent young people — most of whom have never known any home but the United States — as leverage to secure some of his most insidious plans, including a Mexican border wall and deportations of asylum seekers.
That means it’s not enough that Democrats fight for the DREAM Act, we must also demand they keep it clean of Trump’s political bile.
Tell them 800,000 young lives are looking to them to make the right choice – and so are you.