Undocumented Youth Remain Overnight in OFA Office, Press Conference at 5PM
Mocked, ignored by staff
DENVER – After being left in the Organizing For America Campaign office overnight, members of the Campaign for the American DREAM (CAD) and Colorado Organize, Resist, Escalate (COORE) will remain there to push for an executive order to stop deportations of DREAM Act-eligible youth. At the time of this release, they have remained in the office for 15 hours. If OFA does not respond by 5PM specifically on the executive order, the protesters will escalate their peaceful protest in Denver and more actions will follow across the country. There will be a press conference outside the OFA office at 5PM (77 W 9th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204).
The national Organizing for America office in Chicago released a statement in response to the action, focusing the blame on the Republicans. It ignored our call for an executive order. ”Only the Latino vote will send Republicans the clear message that they must stop playing politics with immigration and join the President to advance sensible immigration proposals such as the DREAM Act,” the statement read.
We are not interested in Democratic political games, either. The National Immigrant Youth Alliance is supporting the action with a petition urging the president to issue an executive order. At the time of writing, over 7000 signatures have been gathered. We understand that congressional gridlock takes options like the DREAM Act off the table, but we will not except inaction when nothing stops the president from issuing an executive order to stop us from getting deported.
petition for an executive order to stop the deportation of DREAM-Act eligible youth: http://t.co/e4coXIjS
[ press release via https://twitter.com/DreamAct/status/210419277415714816 ]