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Local Advocates Call On Congress To Pass Dream Act

Columbus advocates, city officials and DACA recipients Thursday reiterated their call for Congress to agree on a legislative solution for the roughly 800,000 immigrants nationwide known as Dreamers. President Trump and congressional Democrats last week  reportedly struck a deal to extend the program, but nothing has materialized. Elvis Saldias came to the U.S. at the age of 9 and currently lives in Columbus.

Saldias spoke on a conference call Thursday that included Democratic Columbus City Council member  
Elizabeth Brown.


Advocates are urging Congress to pass the Dream Act because of its comprehensiveness and its inclusion of a path to citizenship. According to estimates, there are more than 44-hundred Dreamers in Ohio.

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. Foley has worked in various roles, from producing news and feature stories to engineering Live From Studio A sessions. A series of music features Foley started in 2018 called Music Journeys has grown into a podcast and radio show. He also assists in developing other programs in WCBE's Podcast Experience. Foley hosts The Morning Mix, a weekday music show featuring emerging and established musicians, our Columbus-area and Ohio-based talent, and additional artists that inspire him.
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