The California-Mexico Studies Center (CMSC)’s 3rd phase of the National Campaign to Restore DACA’s Advance Parole was a great success! Over 40 DACA recipients from across the states joined us in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 9-15, 2019 to advocate for DACA and the restoration of Advance Parole. Participating Dreamers met with Representatives, Senators, and legislators and secured the commitment of at least 60 new signatures for a new congressional letter led by Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) to be sent to President Donald Trump, DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, and USCIS director Ken Cuccinelli II.
In addition, half of our delegation had the opportunity to enter the DACA Supreme Court hearing and be part of this historical moment. During the rest of our advocacy days, we were able to engage in conversations with legislators about why Advance Parole should be restored and included in future legislation. Overall the success of this experience was measured by the community that was built within our participants and by the new letter that will be led by Rep. Lou Correa.
Produced by: The California-Mexico Studies Center, Inc.
Directed, shot, and edited by: Lidieth Arevalo