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Local Advocates Call On Congress To Pass Dream Act

Sep 22, 2017

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.