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LAUSD Race Runoff Election

Los Angeles, CA – With the recent wins by the United Teachers of Los Angeles came about with some commitments by the LAUSD to address prevailing issues at the 1,000 schools which consist of over 600,000 children. At the forefront of these issues are charter schools, class sizes, among other pertinent issues.

The next LAUSD Board Member will be facing these challenges head on and the race has just moved forward to a runoff election in the 5th District. The race has narrowed down to two candidates: former LAUSD Board Member and UTLA favorite Jackie Goldberg and Heather Repenning who was the former Field and District Director for Councilmember Eric Garcetti.

With so much at stake, this critical vote in the LAUSD could determine the educational opportunities afforded to the predominantly Latino children who reside in LAUSD’s 5th District. The runoff election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

DREAM Act (S. 874)

The DREAM Act of 2019 was introduced on March 26, 2019 by Senator Lindsey Grahahm (R-SC) and is currently co-sponsored by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). The bill’s title is as follows:

A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.

Who’s Standing with Dreamers, TPS and DED in California?

Washington D.C. – With the introduction of H.R. 6, the “Dream and Promise Act of 2019” has come a new hope to address the Trump Administration’s incessant attacks on immigrant communities.

The bill itself represents a new vision for immigrants residing in the United States based on fair and humane policies that value people and their contributions. For those who qualify, this bill offers a path to citizenship which is more inclusive than previous efforts in the past.

The Senate, in turn, has responded by introducing both the DREAM Act and SECURE Act. These pieces of legislation are stand-alone but include a similar vision as the combined H.R. 6 Bill in the House.

One thing is for certain, as the uncertainty of young immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) recipients, these bills offer a light at the end of the tunnel.  Below is a list of co-sponsors for each of these three pieces of legislation. The CHIRLA Action Fund will monitor these pieces of legislation as they serve for the foundation for a bold vision for America. We will be tracking the support garnered for these bills and will offer an analysis of what they include as a pro-active solution to section of our immigrant community who continue to be stuck in limbo.

One thing is for certain, as the uncertainty of young immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) recipients, these bills offer a light at the end of the tunnel.  Below is a list of co-sponsors for each of these three pieces of legislation. The CHIRLA Action Fund will monitor these pieces of legislation as they serve for the foundation for a bold vision for America. We will be tracking the support garnered for these bills and will offer an analysis of what they include as a pro-active solution to section of our immigrant community who continue to be stuck in limbo.

Pro Immigrant Legislation Sponsorship

H.R. 6 “Dream and Promise Act of 2019”

The DREAM and Promise Act of 2019 was introduced on March 12, 2019 in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard (D-CA). The bill provides a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth, DACA, TPS and DED recipients. The bill currently has 226 co-sponsors.

(7 Republicans and Democrat Rep. Katie Porter have yet to co-sponsor H.R. 6.)

Aguilar, Pete (D), CA-31

Allard, Lucille (D), CA-40

Barragan, Nanette (D), CA-44

Bass, Karen (D), CA-37

Bera, Ami (D), CA-07

Brownley, Julia (D), CA-26

Calvert, Ken (R), CA-42

Carbajal, Salud (D), CA-24

Cárdenas, Tony (D), CA-29

Chu, Judy (D), CA-27

Cisneros, Gil (D), CA-39

Cook, Paul (R), CA-08

Correa, Lou (D), CA-46

Costa, Jim (D), CA-16

Cox, T (D), CA-21

Davis, Susan (D), CA-53

DeSaulnier, Mark (D), CA-11

Eshoo, Anna (D), CA-18

Garamendi, John (D), CA-03

Gomez, Jimmy (D), CA-34

Harder, Josh (D), CA-10

Hill, Katie (D), CA-25

Huffman, Jared (D), CA-02

Hunter, Duncan (R), CA-50

Khanna, Ro (D), CA-17

LaMalfa, Doug (R), CA-01

Lee, Barbara (D), CA-13

Levin, Mike (D), CA-49

Lieu, Ted (D), CA-33

Lofgren, Zoe (D), CA-19

Lowenthal, Alan (D), CA-47

Matsui, Doris (D), CA-06

McCarthy, Kevin (R), CA-23

McClintock, Tom (R), CA-04

McNerney, Jerry (D), CA-09

Napolitano, Grace (D), CA-32

Nunes, Devin (R), CA-22

Panetta, Jimmy (D), CA-20

Pelosi, Nancy (D), CA-12

Peters, Scott (D), CA-52

Porter, Katie (D), CA-45

Rouda, Harley (D), CA-48

Ruiz, Raul (D), CA-36

Sánchez, Linda (D), CA-38

Schiff, Adam (D), CA-28

Sherman, Brad (D), CA-30

Speier, Jackie (D), CA-14

Swalwell, Eric (D), CA-15

Takano, Mark (D), CA-41

Thompson, Mike (D), CA-05

Torres, Norma (D), CA-35

Vargas, Juan (D), CA-51

Waters, Maxine (D), CA-43

CHIRLA Action Fund Announces Third Round of Endorsements

The CHIRLA Action Fund has wrapped up its third round of endorsements which include the following candidates:

Anna Caballero for State Senate, District 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oscar Valladares for Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katelyn Brazer for Garden Grove Unified School District Trustee Area 4

 

2018 Ballot Initiative Voter Guide is Here!

Los Angeles — The CHIRLA Action Fund released the Immigrant Political Power Project Voter Guide with recommendations for the eleven (11) Propositions on the California ballot this November 6, 2018.

“We are very proud to issue these recommendations which are the result of intensive and dynamic conversations with members of our community throughout the state. This is our best assessment of how these ballots may or may not benefit or impact Californians and immigrant families,” stated Diana Colin, CHIRLA Action Fund Programs Director.

The Proposition Recommendations are as follows:

Proposition 1: YES
Propostion 2: YES
Proposition 3: YES
Proposition 4: YES
Proposition 5: NO
Proposition 6: NO
Proposition 7: Neutral
Proposition 8: YES
Proposition 10: YES
Proposition 11: NO
Proposition 12: YES

CHIRLA’s Immigrant Political Power Project includes hundreds of volunteers, young people, immigrant families, who have started calling thousands of voters on a daily basis, walking communities registering people to vote, educating voters on the 12 propositions in the November ballot, and urging communities in Districts 21, 25, and 39 to choose immigrant rights champions and support legislative proposals that help advance our community to the 21st century.

Volunteer opportunities during the next 8 weeks are available. Visit the CHIRLA Action Fund’s Facebook page for the latest information.

 

A printable bilingual Proposition Recommendations chart is available on the CHIRLA Action Fund website by clicking the image above or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chirla.actionfund/

CHIRLA Action Fund Issues First Round of Endorsements

Los Angeles, CA – The CHIRLA Action Fund has wrapped up its first round of endorsements which include the following candidates for office:

As the son of a single immigrant mother who cleaned rich peoples homes in La Jolla, Kevin De León understands the reality of growing up in a mixed status household. Led by the examples of resiliency and hard work of his mother, Kevin De León values the immeasurable contributions made by the immigrant community to California. He believes there is need to take immediate and proactive steps to combat the cruelty of this administration.

That’s why he has made immigrant rights a priority issue in California, pushing comprehensive legislation like #SB54 to ensure California is a welcoming sanctuary state. Kevin De León has pledged to stand up and defend #DREAMers, prevent billions from being wasted on an ineffective border wall, and work to put an end to mass-deportation. #GetOutToVote for Kevin de León for U.S. Senate

CHIRLA Action Fund is proud to announce our endorsement of Katie Hill for Congress.

Katie Hill is the champion Congressional District 25 needs! She understands that immigrants are an important part of our community and will fight for a just immigration reform that benefits the immigrant community as a whole.

CHIRLA Action Fund is proud to announce our endorsement of Gil Cisneros for Congress representing California’s 39th District. Cisneros believes in protecting Dreamers and fighting for immigration reform, in helping college students finish their education without crushing debt, in building affordable housing in California, and in listening to the concerns of people of color.
Vote Gil Cisneros for Congress

Did you know you have the power to choose the next L.A. County Sheriff? The next Sheriff must include immigrants in his efforts to protect the county as a whole. For this reason, CHIRLA Action Fund has decided to endorse Alex Villanueva for L.A. County Sheriff. Villanueva has pledged to honor SB54, the California Values Act! We encourage you to #GetOutToVote for Alex Villanueva during these November elections. 

Effort to Address DACA Youth Kicked into 2018

Washington D.C. – With a last ditch effort to pass the DREAM Act this year with hundreds of immigrant youth protesting in the halls of Congress, both the House of Representatives and the Senate have voted to kick the issue down the line to 2018.

With an initial vote of 231-188 in the House of Representatives and a vote of 66-32 Senate, the continuing resolution will fund the Federal government up until January 19, 2018. There was a dramatic about face by both Senator Schumer and Senator Feinstein who ended up voting “no” on the resolution after actions were held in both their district and Washington D.C. offices. Senator Kamala Harris voted “NO” as well. The House of Representatives will vote once again on the Continuing Resolution after passing in the Senate.

The fight for the DREAM Act will continue into next year and we can expect that immigrant youth and their allies will intensify their efforts as the January 19th deadline draws closer in the new year.

Below is a list of how California House and Senate Members voted

Senators who voted “NO” on the Continuing Resolution:

  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

House Members who voted “NO” on the initial Continuing Resolution:

  • Aguilar, Pete (D-CA-31)
  • Barragan, Nanette (D-CA-44)
  • Bass, Karen (D-CA-37)
  • Bera, Ami (D-CA-7)
  • Brownley, Julia (D-CA-26)
  • Carbajal, Salud (D-CA-24)
  • Cardenas, Tony (D-CA-29)
  • Chu, Judy (D-CA-27)
  • Correa, Luis (D-CA-46)
  • Davis, Susan (D-CA-53)
  • Denham, Jeff (D-CA-10) *
  • DeSaulnier, Mark (D-CA-11)
  • Eshoo, Anna (D-CA-18)
  • Garamendi, John (D-CA-3)
  • Gomez, Jimmy (D-CA-34)
  • Huffman, Jared (D-CA-2)
  • Hunter, Duncan (R-CA-50)
  • Khanna, Ro (D-CA-17)
  • Lee, Barbara (D-CA-13)
  • Lieu, Ted (D-CA-33)
  • Lofgren, Zoe (D-CA-19)
  • Lowenthal, Alan (D-CA-47)
  • Matsui, Doris (D-CA-6)
  • McNerney, Jerry (D-CA-9)
  • Panetta, Jimmy (D-CA-20)
  • Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA-12)
  • Peters, Scott (D-CA-52)
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille (D-CA-40)
  • Sanchez, Linda (D-CA-38)
  • Schiff, Adam (D-CA-28)
  • Sherman Brad (D-CA-30)
  • Speier, Jackie (D-CA-14)
  • Swalwell, Eric (D-CA-15)
  • Takano, Mark (D-CA-41)
  • Thompson, Mike (D-CA-5)
  • Torres, Norma (D-CA-35)
  • Valadao, David (D-CA-21) *
  • Vargas, Juan (D-CA-51)
  • Waters, Maxine (D-CA-43)

 House Members who voted “YES” to the initial Continuing Resolution:

  • Ruiz, Raul (D-CA-36)
  • Costa, Jim (D-CA-16)
  • Calvert, Ken (R-CA-42)
  • Cook, Paul (R-CA-8)
  • Issa, Darrell, (R-CA-50)
  • Knight, Steve (R-CA-25)
  • LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA-1)
  • McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA-23)
  • McClintock, Tom (R-CA-4)
  • Nunes, Devin (R-CA-22)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (R-CA-48)
  • Royce, Ed (R-CA-39)
  • Walters, Mimi (R-CA-45)

House Members who did not vote on the initial Continuing Resolution:

  • Napolitano, Grace (D-CA-32)

A Collection of Actions Organized to Pass the DREAM Act

California – Across California, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and the CHIRLA Action Fund have organized actions to fight for a clean DREAM Act. After months of organizing lobby visits, press conferences and sit-ins, immigrant youth and their allies have been relentless in fighting for an end of year solution to the end of the DACA program.

Below is a list of actions taken to date to pass a clean DREAM Act this year:

DECEMBER 2017

  • #Fast4Dream – On December 6th, in an effort to press Congress to pass the DREAM Act before year’s end, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and the California Dream Network (CDN) announced thirteen undocumented immigrant youth will begin a three-day fast. The fasters  set up camp in front of the federal building in downtown Los Angeles to express the urgency of passing the DREAM Act.  California’s Republican Congressional delegation, led by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, has refused to take action to protect nearly a million DACA recipients who risk deportation. Twelve of the thirteen Core Fasters are DACA recipients representing communities throughout California.  The nine women and four men represent the dreams and aspirations of immigrants throughout history. These young people are students, breadwinners, members of faith communities, tutors, homecare workers, mathematicians, soccer players, Marvel comics fans, environmentalists, and a future firefighter, geriatrics specialist, and neurosurgeon.
  • Caravan for the Dream –  On December 6th, as part of the National Day of Action for the DREAM Act, a caravan made its way across California and made stops at Representatives Paul Cook, Steve Knight, Devin Nunes, David Valadao and Ed Royce’s district offices. Rallies were held at these stops with a the caravan ending at Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Bakersfield Office where tens of thousands of postcards were delivered and a vigil for the DREAM Act was held.
  • Washington D.C. Delegation – A delegation of DACA Youth and CHIRLA members went to Washington D.C. to all on members of congress to pass a clean DREAM Act from December 5 to December 7.
  • LGBT Press Conference – On Monday, December 4, 2018, CHIRLA and the California Dream Network in coordination with the LA LGBT Center, OC LGBT Center, Latino Equality Alliance, Equality California, and the UCLA Labor Center organized a press conference highlighting LGBTQ DACA recipients to urge Congress for a vote on a clean DREAM Act.

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2017

  • Actions/Protests – CHIRLA and the California Dream Network participated in 1 protest at Rep. Mimi Walters’ District Office on November 9th, 2017 with students from U.C. Irvine. Along with SEIU-USWW, the Korean Resource Center and other allies, the takeover was covered by numerous news outlets. The action resulted in one arrest.
  • Lobby Visits51 lobby visits in District and Washington D.C. with both California and non Californian Representatives
  • Patch Through Calls for a clean DREAM Act (California)– From November 13 – November 27, 2017, CHIRLA patched through 507 voters to the offices of California GOP House Members urging them to support a Clean Dream Act bill.
    • Rep. David Valadao (CA-21) – 78 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) – 74 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) – 57 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45) – 60 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) – 51 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10) – 102 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22) – 85 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
  • Patch Through Calls for a clean DREAM Act (Out of State) – From November 13 – November 27, 2017, CHIRLA patched through 1,189 voters to the office of GOP Senators and House Members urging them to support a Clean Dream Act bill.
    • Senator Marco Rubio (FL) – 95 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Senator Cory Gardner (CO) – 127 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Senator Dean Heller (NV) – 101 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) – 191 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-6) – 59 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-2) – 83 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Dianne Daguette (CO-1) – 69 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. John Culberson (TX-7) – 77 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23) – 51 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Sam Johnson (TX-3) – 4 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Donald Bacon (NE-2) – 68 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (FL-25) – 64 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) – 67 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8) – 41 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) – 5 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Steven Pearce (NM-2) – 87 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
  • Rallies – CHIRLA organize 5 rallies on November 9th to coincide with the National Day of Action in Washington D.C. These events took place in the districts of Representatives David Valadeo, Paul Cook, Steve Knight, Mimi Walters, and Ed Royce,
  • Retreat – CHIRLA organized 1 retreat for the California Dream Network in which 144 DACA recipients and their allies strategized to organize themselves for a final push for the DREAM Act in December.
  • Resolutions – On November 8th, 2017, CHIRLA helped to pass a resolution in the City of Palmdale to support a clean DREAM Act Bill. This resolution was delivered to Rep. Steve Knight’s Palmdale Office the following day. On November 13th, CHIRLA helped to pass a resolution in the City of Sanger, located in Congressional District 25th.
  • Roundtables – CHIRLA held 2 roundtables with supportive Congressional representatives and Chambers of Commerce. One was held on October 18th with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Lucille Roybal Allard, and Rep. Jimmy Gomez. A second Roundtable was held between CHIRLA California Dream Network youth and Rep. Linda Sanchez at Cal State Fullerton on October 19, 2017.
  • Summit – CHIRLA organized 1 summit in which x number of undocumented community members and representatives from the California Dream Network committed to fight a clean Dream Act this year.
  • Washington D.C. Visit4 delegations to Washington D.C. with DACA youth to engage their local Congressional Representatives. Also, CHIRLA staff has maintained constant presence in Washington D.C.

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2017

  • Actions/Protests – CHIRLA and the California Dream Network held 1 protest sit in at Rep. Ed Royce’s Brea Office on October 25, 2017 with students from Mt. San Antonio College, Cal State Fullerton, Rio Hondo Community College and the United Food and Commercial Workers.
  • Business Engagement – CHIRLA has organized 3 public events and 2 business roundtables with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Rep. Nanette Barragan and Rep. Jimmy Gomez, as well as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed), and the Carson Chamber of Commerce.
  • Forums4 forums focused on passing the DREAM Act with Rio Hondo College, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the California Dream Network. As well as the “Buena Park Goes to College” event where Rep. Ed Royce was scheduled to speak–he cancelled at the last minute due to the presence of California Dream Network students.
  • Lobby Visits33 lobby visits in District and Washington D.C. to the offices of Rep. Ed Royce, Rep. Steve Knight, Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep. Jeff Denham, Rep. Valadao, and Rep. Paul Cook.
  • Postcards (Field) – Through our community education, legal services, organizing and online mobilizing, we are asking all Californians including small businesses and faith communities to sign a pledge card urging their Member of Congress and Leader Rep. McCarthy to support a clean Dream Act bill.  2,865 postcards were delivered to Rep. Knight’s Santa Clarita and Palmdale Offices, 1,136 to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, 819 to Rep. Valadao, 682 to Rep. Ed Royce’s office in Brea, 500 to Rep. Paul Cook’s District Office in Hesperia, 301 to Rep. Nunes Office, 200 to Rep. Jeff Denham, 100 were delivered to Rep. Mimi Walters’ District office, and 36 to Rep. Issa during the October 23-25th  actions.  6,459 total postcards from the field have been collected and delivered to date.
  • Postcards (Phone) 26,767 postcards were collected from across the state through our phone banking efforts to support a clean DREAM Act. On October 23, 2017, CHIRLA attempted to deliver these postcards and subsequently taped them onto the windows of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s District Office in Bakersfield on after his staff closed the doors on CHIRLA.
  • Patch Through Calls to Save DACA – By reaching out to high-propensity Latino voters and our 2016 CHIRLA voters, we were able to patch through, 1,970 calls by voters to the White House and Leadership urging them to Defend DACA.
  • Patch Through Calls for a clean DREAM Act – Since the day DACA was rescinded, we have patched through 3,094 voters to the office of California GOP Members of Congress urging them to support a Clean Dream Act bill.
    • Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) – 659 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) – 90 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45) – 419 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Rep. Darrell Issa CA-49) – 782 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Paul Cook (CA8) – 198 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
  • Rallies1 rally with Senator Kamala Harris at UC Irvine with over 200 participants in collaboration with the Korean Resource Center.
  • Religious Engagement – In collaboration with Matthew 25, we have engaged Evangelical churches through 6 DREAM Act Prayer Week events at St. Luke’s Presbyterian and Fuller Seminary. In addition, there have been 2 faith delegations of clergy who have visited Rep. Ed Royce’s Brea Office through efforts organized in collaboration with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice and Matthew 25.
  • Roundtables – CHIRLA held 2 roundtables with supportive Congressional representatives and Chambers of Commerce. One was held on October 18th with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Lucille Roybal Allard, and Rep. Jimmy Gomez. A second Roundtable was held between CHIRLA California Dream Network youth and Rep. Linda Sanchez at Cal State Fullerton on October 19, 2017.
  • Voter Engagement – Over the last month, our 20 full time phone bankers have identified 29,204 low-propensity, Latino voters across the state that support a clean Dream Act. A total of, 34,089 voters and community members have taken action and signed a postcard to their representative.
  • Washington D.C. Visit1 visit to Washington D.C. with 10 DACA youth to engage their local congressional representative and call upon them to cosponsor and vote in favor of the DREAM Act. CHIRLA staff has maintained constant presence in Washington D.C. to engage Democrat and Republican Members of Congress.

 

Rep. McCarthy needs to act to pass a clean DREAM Act

Bakersfield, CA – As the year starts to come to an end, there are still some pressing matters in Congress that need to be addressed. For the immigrant youth of our country, the most important and pressing issue is whether or not a clean DREAM Act bill will be passed by the House, Senate and signed by the President this year.

What stands in the way, despite the support of 34 Republicans in the House of Representatives for a solution to the end of DACA , is their very own leadership. Among them, is California’s House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. After delaying a vote on the DREAM Act for months, Rep. Kevin McCarthy is getting pressure to act and move a vote forward or face a government shut down. With 218 votes needed in the House to continue funding the federal government and 60 in the Senate, the Democrats have leverage on their side to pass the DREAM Act.

If the House does not act to move a clean DREAM Act forward, then the repercussions may possibly be felt in the 2018 June primary and Midterm elections. With over 223,000 DACA recipients in California alone, will the Majority Leader put party over his own state?  Each Congressional District in California has a significant number of DACA recipients within its boundaries with hundreds of millions to be lost in GDP according to a recent study by USC Dornsife.

With so much at stake for immigrant youth this Holiday Season, time is literally winding down for a legislative solution. Each passing day, 122 immigrant youth lose their DACA work permit and protection from deportation. By March 6th, that number explodes to 1,400 per day. For this and many other basic values of human decency, we can’t wait.