El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke will have a special Town Hall meeting on Immigration, specifically the possible impact of the new President’s policies on DREAMers (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors.)
“DREAMers” are the young people who were brought to this country at an early age without documentation, who have lived most of their lives in the U.S. and in communities like ours.
In 2012 President Obama granted the DREAMers a reprieve from deportation through executive action, allowing them to continue to be productive members of our society, pursuing their education, careers and in some cases service in the military.
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to “immediately terminate” President Obama’s executive actions on immigration to include deportation protections granted to DREAMers.
Via an emailed news release, O’Rourke adds, “This could mean that young El Pasoans, who have spent almost all of their lives in this country, who are currently attending El Paso Community College or UTEP for example, will be forced to leave their friends, families and community to return to their country of origin.”