Tulsi Gabbard held a telephone town hall for her Hawai`i constituents this week, reiterating her earlier calls for Congress to pass legislation that would protect undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children by their parents.

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on September 5th that the Trump Administration would end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), it effectively left at least 800,000 Dreamers facing deportation should Congress fail to pass the DREAM Act (HR 3440) by March 5, 2018. The deadline for DACA renewal just passed on October 5th. 

DACA recipients have known no other home than the United States; many are in college studying, building families, running businesses, and serving as an important part of our labor force. Our country needs to pass legislation that will provide the permanent protections DREAMers need to come out from the shadows. As a co-sponsor of the DREAMer Information Protection Act (HR 532), legislation that will prohibit DACA from being leveraged for immigration enforcement proceedings, Tulsi Gabbard continues to fight alongside Dreamers.

Economic experts have warned that targeting and deporting Dreamers would result in a loss of skilled workers and gross domestic product, resulting in billions of dollars cut from anticipated government revenue. The DREAM Act has been introduced and reintroduced several times, but has yet to to be brought to the floor of the House for a vote by the full Congress.

Tulsi Gabbard is fighting for our DREAMers and for Congress to take action now to resolve this situation once and for all.

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