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MoveOn Statement: Terrible Shutdown Deal Abandons Dreamers, Grassroots Will Continue to Prioritize Dream Act

Statement from MoveOn.org Political Action Executive Director Ilya Sheyman in response to the deal to reopen the government without protecting Dreamers:

“This is a bad, outrageous deal. Trump and Republicans in Congress stood with their anti-immigrant nativist base, and too many Democrats backed down, abandoned Dreamers, and failed to fight for their values.

“The fight is far from over—with days until DACA expires for all recipients and with the Senate now likely to consider the Dream Act that the vast majority of Americans support, the grassroots progressive movement is committed to mobilizing alongside Dreamers until we win.”