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Support legislation for Dreamers

Editor:

Dreamers’ lives are in limbo. Republican leaders in Congress decided last week not to bring up legislation to protect Dreamers until 2018.

Already 22,000 of the 800,000 young people are at risk of immediate deportation. Unable to get together the $500 and multiple papers in the incredibly short 30 days the Trump Administration gave them to re-apply, they no longer have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) protection to remain in the U.S.

Dreamers have lived in the U.S. at least 10 years and are now between 15 and 35 years old. They have jobs, are in school or are in the military fighting for us. They have families. They contribute to our economy. They are our friends and neighbors.

Our government promised them protection if they followed the rules. Our government took back this promise on September 5. This week, a group of Republicans and Democrats are calling for a permanent solution for Dreamers before the end of the year.

I encourage you to ask Senator Heller (202-224-6244) and Representative Amodei (202-225-6155) to lobby their leadership to bring up and pass the bipartisan Dream Act as soon as possible! Dreamers deserve protection now.

Susie Sanders

Elko

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