What’s happening: (Washington Post)
“Congressional leaders worked Thursday to muscle through a sweeping two-year bipartisan budget deal that would add more than a half-trillion dollars in federal spending as the clock ticked toward a midnight shutdown deadline. The Senate is expected to start voting on the legislation Thursday afternoon, but the tougher task will be getting it through the House. Both conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats were balking in the hours after the deal was unveiled Wednesday — the former angry about the spending jolt, the latter fuming about the lack of protections for young immigrants at risk for deportation under the Trump administration." On Wednesday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held the floor for 8 hours to advocate for Dreamers, with a goal of getting Paul Ryan to commit to an open amendment process on DACA. Earlier in the week, White House Chief of Staff said some DACA-eligible immigrants were “too lazy to get off their asses” to apply for protection.
What you can do:
✓ Go to WeAreHeretoStay.org for resources on holding Congress accountable to pass the Dream Act now. Calls and in-person actions take first priority.
✓ View, download, and share the Immigrant Ally Toolkit by Indivisible.