Congress Fails to Act on Protection for Dreamers In 2017

Written by on December 21, 2017 in DACA/DAPA, Legislation, News Flash with 0 Comments

Today, Congress agreed to continue funding the federal government at current levels through January 19, 2018, but it will not address a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers this year. Despite strong bipartisan support for including a legislative fix for Dreamers in the spending bill, Congress punted the issue to next year.

Some in Congress argue that they have until March to pass the Dream Act, but the reality is thousands have already lost their DACA, with thousands more set to lose it in the coming months. By agreeing to fund the government without including a legislative solution for Dreamers, Congress has abdicated its responsibility to find a legislative solution for Dreamers


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