State Capitol Vigil for DREAMers

State Capitol Vigil for DREAMers

Today nearly 3,400 young Nebraskans–commonly known as “DREAMers” face imminent threat as Congress has failed to act before the President’s March 5th deadline to end their legal protections.

Nebraska Appleseed Director of Immigrants and Community Projects Darcy Tromanhauser tells KLIN News that Nebraska DREAMers make a difference every day across the state. Tromanhauser says Nebraska refugee families and families with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) also face uncertainty.  The Trump Admininistration has recent announced the end of TPS for Nebraskans from several countries, potentially forcing them to return to countries that are still too dangerous and unstable.  Tromanhauser adds that like  DACA youth, there is no way for TPS famililes who have lived and built lives in Nebraska for decades to apply for permanent immigration status until Congress takes action.

In Lincoln, supporters hold a candlelight vigil at the State Capitol Monday night starting at 530 pm  to urge congress to quickly pass legislation allowing Dreamers to continue contributing to their home state.