For Immediate Release
November 28, 2017
Media Contact: Janine Walsh
Franciscans Call on Republicans to Pass Dream Act
Washington, D.C. - Franciscan Action Network urges Republicans to include the Dream Act in a continuing resolution or omnibus deal before they leave for the holidays. Because President Trump ended DACA, thousands of Dreamers spent an anxious Thanksgiving holiday. Because an arbitrary October 5th deadline was set for renewal applications, and DHS refused to extend the deadline despite severe hurricanes, 10,000 Dreamers have already lost their status.
"Most Republicans in Congress have expressed support for Dreamers and some have co-sponsored the Dream Act," said Sr. Marie Lucey, FAN Associate Director. "Now we call on them to attach the Dream Act to a CR or omnibus bill in order to protect Dreamers before they leave Washington to spend the holidays with their families."
Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, and the example of Saints Francis and Clare, the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is a collective Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States public policy related to peace making, care for creation, poverty, and human rights. For more information: https://franciscanaction.org/