DREAMERS March 250 Miles to Big Rally in Washington DC – Then Are Arrested Outside City Limits
Illegal DREAMERs marched 250 miles from New York City to Washington DC to demand Congress give them amnesty.
Unfortunately they were arrested outside the city limits.
They will miss the rally.
They’re illegal, shutting down streets AND blocking traffic.
And they are completely perplexed on why they were arrested?
HAPPENING NOW: Undocumented youth who walked 250 miles from N.Y. to D.C. shutting down the street in front of the U.S. Capitol. They have a simple message: Congress and Trump must stop playing games with our lives. We need the #DreamActNow!
— Kai Newkirk – #NoDreamNoDeal (@kai_newkirk) March 1, 2018
The activists are with the Cosecha movement.
Six activists, including five undocumented youth, were arrested Thursday afternoon in a peaceful protest outside the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court demanding a Clean Dream Act. The protestors were all participants in the 250-mile Walk to Stay Home from New York City to Washington, D.C. to demand permanent protection for undocumented youth. The 15-day march, which crossed six states and inspired solidarity rallies in across the East Coast, concluded with today’s demonstration.
The Walk to Stay Home marks six months since the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in September, putting hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth at risk of losing their work permits and protection from deportation. Despite repeated public commitments to protect Dreamers, Congress has failed to pass any legislation granting protection to undocumented youth.
“I walked 250 miles to the Capitol and passed through many communities that opened their homes to us. And yet now that we are here, Congress has closed their door,” said Aldo Solano, a DACA recipient from Oregon and one of the arrested protesters. “The undocumented community cannot wait for Congress to catch up to our lives!”