FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2017
Cities for Action – 175 mayors and county officials representing over 55 million people– denounce the President’s recently announced immigration demands and calls for passage of the DREAM Act
WASHINGTON - The President's unceasing attempts to criminalize and demonize immigrant communities and the places they live is disjointed from reality and inconsistent with our values as Americans. Dreamers must not be held hostage or used as bargaining chips for broadly unpopular policies that do not advance our nation. Cities for Action will continue to advocate on behalf of Dreamers and immigrant communities because their contributions make our cities and counties safer and stronger. We urge our national leaders to heed the voices of a majority of Americans who stand with Dreamers and support bipartisan efforts to pass the DREAM Act.