Los Angeles United States.
Half a hundred young "dreamers", as those who arrived in the country of children are known by their parents, will travel this Saturday to Washington D.C. from different cities to demand that the Government restore the "Advance Parole", which allows them to leave the country and return.
The "Advance Parole" permit was canceled in 2017, when the current Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, implemented in 2012.RELATED
According to Efe Armando Vázquez Ramos, a professor at California State University Long Beach and director of the California-Mexico Studies Center (CMSC) in Los Angeles, about fifty young people will travel this weekend to Washington D.C ..
These young "dreamers" will depart from California, Texas, Delaware and other states of the country to also be present on Tuesday at the hearing at which the Supreme Court of Justice will hear the arguments for and against DACA.
But his trip has another essential reason: to continue advocating before federal legislators for the restoration of the "Advance Parole", which has allowed nearly 200 "dreamers" to travel to Mexico to visit sick relatives or, in some cases, conduct studies and "reconnect with its roots".
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The youth of the CMSC program will have a two-day training and then visit lawmakers to ask for their support, something similar to what was done by another group last June that got an important response from many congressmen.
"We have already sent a letter to the President (Donald Trump) with enormous support, as it includes three pages of law firms that support the restoration of the 'Advance Parole" https://www.laprensa.hn/, "explained Vázquez Ramos.
Within the group that will congregate in the D.C. This weekend there are about 20 "dreamers" who have already formally requested the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to leave the country for humanitarian reasons.
Among them, a terminal illness or serious health problems of a close relative.
"This is the most painful part. It is a reality that all immigrants suffer," Vázquez Ramos added, noting that the CMSC has received about 200 applications from "dreamers" interested in applying for the special permit. EFE text and photo.