Southern Border Communities Coalition Statement on Congress’ Delayed Movement on the Dream Act

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SOUTHERN BORDER -- In another disappointing gesture, Congress has further delayed passing a bipartisan Dream Act before the end of the year and during the height of the holiday season. Members of Congress from across the country are going to go home this week to spend the holidays with their families. Because of their failure to act, hundreds of thousands of Dreamer families will be wondering if this will be the last time they will spend the holidays together.

Christian Ramirez, Director of the Southern Borders Communities Coalition, issued the following statement:

“We are disappointed that Congress chose not to protect young immigrants from deportation this year, but Dreamers and border communities are fearless and determined. We expect Congress to do the right thing. Dreamers and their supporters from across the country -- and the southern border region -- will be back in January to fight for a Dream Act and accountability for our border communities. We are here to stay.”

About Southern Border Communities Coalition

The Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) brings together organizations from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas, to ensure that border enforcement policies and practices are accountable and fair, respect human dignity and human rights, and prevent the loss of life in the region.

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