DREAMers Demand Hearings for All Illegals
On Tuesday, illegal immigrant DREAMers demanded hearings for every illegal immigrant juvenile who has been apprehended.
United We Dream, the group which most recently staged a "funeral" for the GOP in the halls of Congress, blasted Republicans for only caring about deportations after House leaders unveiled their $659 million border funding bill.
"We have a moral obligation to protect defenseless refugee children from harm and to ensure that each child receives a full and fair hearing to determine their eligibility for protections under current law," the group said in a statement. "United We Dream is committed to fighting for these children to get the rights and protections they deserve."
Like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who said that the bill did not give illegal immigrants enough resources to be represented by lawyers, Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy & Policy for the group, blasted Republicans for wanting to "strip the rights of Central American refugee kids to fair and full proceedings while fast-tracking their deportations."
A majority of Americans in numerous polls want the law changed so that illegal immigrant juveniles, nearly 90% of whom are teenagers, can be deported more expeditiously even if they are not from Canada or Mexico.