AZ DREAMers React to Jan Brewer's Executive Order Denying Driver's Licenses for DACA Grantees
When: August 15th, 2012
Time: From 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Where: March to State Capitol
The Arizona DREAM Act Coalition and community allies, are reacting with disappointment and sadness from news Governor Jan Brewer signed an executive order denying driver's licenses to DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) grantees. Governor Brewer is directly attacking immigrant youth, who with no fault of their own, were brought to the United States. She strategically created the executive order the same day USCIS (United States Citizen and Immigration Services) issued the complete package and instructions for the new Deferred Action process.
3 out of 4 Arizona registered voters support the DREAM Act, according to the Merrill/Morrison Institute.
To demonstrate their disappointment ADAC members are marching today, Wednesday the 15th, 2012 at 6:00 P.M to the State Capitol.
Dulce Matuz, Arizona DREAM Act Coalition (ADAC) Chair, said: "We need to inform the community, mobilize and protect the DREAM because we want a better future for Arizona". "We are saddened that Governor Brewer is siding with the past, against progress, against young people and the general support the DREAM Act has among Arizona's citizens", said Matuz. "The Governor needs to stop bullying defenseless young people and start creating solutions for Arizona and the the Nation".
"We are creating conscience in the community and we need to mobilize people to vote this November and build a wave of citizen support for DREAM Act youth", said Reyna Montoya, ADAC Vice-chair and head of the Coalition's Civic Engagement Initiative.