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Catalina Velasquez Co-Vice Board Chair Our Revolution

December 6, 2017 by admin

Immigration justice means more than getting papers, it is about one’s ability to provide for themselves and their family. Permanent status for immigrants facilitates entering the labor market, accessing healthcare, and even things as seemingly small as a driver’s license.

As a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), I was enabled to pursue higher education and get the lifesaving and necessary gender-affirming healthcare to live authentically and unapologetically as a transgender woman. For me, and thousands of other transgender and queer immigrants, deportation leads to a death sentence.

Now is the time to pass the clean Dream Act to finally provide permanent protection for young people who have never known any other home besides the United States.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, there are mobilizations happening all around the U.S. supporting the passage of the clean Dream Act. Can I count on you to join a mobilization near you?

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DACA allowed Dreamers like me to pursue our passions in the United States with the assurance and safety that our future could not be torn away. Join me in making sure elected officials will not compromise the survival and wellbeing of the 75,000 transgender and queer immigrants who will benefit from the passage of a clean Dream Act, as well as bringing stability to the larger 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who will benefit from a humane pathway to citizenship and the ability to remain in the labor force.
Take action and join a mobilization for the clean Dream Act.

En Solidaridad,

Catalina Velasquez
Co-Vice Board Chair
Our Revolution
Pronouns: She, Her, Her’s


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