I would like to thank Rep. Tom O'Halleran for his support for DACA recipients. I am now asking him to take the next step and pledge to be a “Dream Hero” and protect Dreamers from deportation. The Dreamer Pledge is a public commitment to do everything you can to pass the DREAM Act as soon as possible, including withholding your support for the Continuing Resolution unless it includes the DREAM Act. I ask that you make a public commitment so Dreamers know you are in this fight with them. In fact, in Arizona, 7 Dreamers, including students from ASU (my school!) were arrested and went on hunger strike to advocate for a clean Dream Act, all under threat of their own deportation.
Twenty-eight members of the Senate and 171 Members of the House have already taken the Dreamer Pledge, and an additional 34 Republican Members of Congress signed a letter saying that “we must pass legislation that protects DACA recipients from deportation” by the end of this year. I expect Rep O'Halleran to add his support.