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 Rep. 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.