Two members of Congress among hundreds arrested protesting DACA, TPS decisions

Daily Texan Staff

NEA partnered with other organizations to highlight the economic impact of immigrants and recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during a 50-state campaign taking place today called iMarch for Immigration.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on Monday blasted Democrats for threatening to shut down the federal government under the guise of helping undocumented immigrants whose protected status in this country is slipping away.

"In general, I know the sentiments that people have, and it hurts because this is all I've known", said Lopez, a Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson volunteer.

Democrats have made that path to citizenship central to their DACA proposal, arguing that without it, people allowed to live and work in the United States permanently would essentially become second-class citizens. Colcom's founder, Cordelia Scaife May, the late oil heiress, believed nature was being assailed by overpopulation and left more than $400 million to her foundation with the goal of dramatically restricting and expelling immigrants from the U.S. Today, almost half of her fortune is spent on this work, which includes deporting people like me from the only country we have ever known.

Garcia Hernandez, a Law Professor at the University of Denver, said there's a push to pass the DREAM Act before the end of the year.

"We can not eliminate people who have the will to work, want the jobs, want to grow our economy, want to add to society in many ways, not just as workers but in associations", Sine said. "So, I'm not sure what I'm going to do after and it's very important". Your parents both have green cards now.

Activists and Democratic leaders immediately decried the legislation.

Cornyn's comments come after U.S. Sen.

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"There is no way our industry can be successful as we can be without these people", Melva Sine, president and CEO of Utah Restaurant Association said.

It's unclear what, exactly, any agreement over DACA might look like ahead of the program's current end date on Friday. As Lewis noted, virtually all public polling shows widespread support for allowing Dreamers to stay in the country, and many colleges and businesses have said a full repeal of the program would have serious consequences on their operations.

Costello, whose 6th District is based in Chester County, and Fitzpatrick, who represents the Bucks County-based 8th District, were among 13 House Republicans who stood together at a press conference last month seeking a vote to resolve the DACA issue.

"There's a lot of momentum", she said.

Just one month ago, 23 percent of swing voters said DACA amnesty was a "top priority" for Congress, as Breitbart News reported, revealing a three percent decline in support by Independents for amnesty. We have already learned so much from the Dreamers. "All it takes is that exposure".

The idea that immigrants are stealing jobs is a myth, Jorge Dennis, the President of EnviroKleen, said, adding that the construction industry is losing people to retirement three times faster than it can hire.

"These Dreamers have that same dream and should have the opportunity to contribute to American life just like my kids do", she said.

Ryan also noted that, in addition to health care, the GOP plans to work on reforming the United States welfare system.

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