Libre Initiative brings Florida Dreamers to Congress
More than 50 Dreamers, including eight from Florida, will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill Monday.
The activists will lobby for a federal government funding deal that offers permanent protections to Dreamers while allotting some dollars for a border wall.
Wadi Gaitan, press secretary for The Libre Initiative, said Dreamers from 10 different states will visit with lawmakers of both parties. The action comes days before the Friday deadline for a budget deal.
“Lawmakers need to figure how not to shut down the government and come to some kind of solution,” he said.
Since President Donald Trump during the last shutdown signaled support for an extension of protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), groups behind the visits today hope something can be worked out that at least helps Dreamers.
The term Dreamers refers to beneficiaries of the DACA executive order issued by President Barack Obama after the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors failed to pass.
The Koch network-backed Libre Initiative is connected to other center-right groups like Americans for Prosperity, also Koch network-backed and involved with today’s visits to Capitol Hill.
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