WASHINGTON_ Immigrant-rights groups and allies will be demanding that Congress pass a Clean Dream Act that will prevent the deportation of more than 800,000 Dreamers working and studying in the country now. Activists from across the country will also demand legislative reform to legalize the more than 400,000 people with Temporary Protected Status who came to the United States fleeing natural disasters or civil wars.
WHY: to call on Congress to pass a clean Dream Act and fix TPS
US CAPITOL, (southside lawn between Capitol building and Cannon House Building), Washington, District of Columbia 20004
WHEN: 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2017
WHO: CASA and more than 30 immigrant-rights and progressive organizations from across the nation including: FIRM (Fair Immigration Reform Movement), CCC (Center for Community Change), CPD (Center for Popular Democracy), Make the Road New York, Make the Road Pennsylvania, Make the Road New Jersey, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA of California), Progressive Maryland, Michigan United, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Sunflower Community Action (Kansas), Texas Organizing Project, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, We Belong Together, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, Standing Up for Racial Justice, Voces de la Frontera (Wisconsin), Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.