In response, Monica Thammarath, APALA National President, said:
“The SUCCEED Act is yet another attempt by right-wing, white supremacist Republicans to use DACA recipients and other Undocumented immigrant youth as bargaining chips to advance their anti-immigrant agenda. Instead of focusing on protecting youth at-risk for detention or deportation, members of Congress are engaging in a political game wasting the window of opportunity we have at swiftly passing a clean DREAM Act. We call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to bring the DREAM Act, the only true path forward, as it is written to the floor for a vote.”
As of this morning, 118 members of Congress have signed on to the Discharge Petition, which would force House Leadership to allow Representatives to vote on the DREAM Act. Check here to see if your representatives have signed on.
Don’t see your Representative on the list? Call 844-551-6921 and demand that they immediately sign onto the discharge petition and pass a clean DREAM Act. We’re only 100 members away from the 218 members needed to force the vote!