Yakima student arrested in protest for a Clean Dream Act
YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima student is one of thousands fighting for congress to pass a Dream Act before it recesses for Christmas.
Perla Chavez a Yakima Valley College student and a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient, has been in Washington D.C. all week putting pressure on congress to come up with a solution, after President Trump rescinded DACA in September.
Her effort leading to her arrest last night.
Chavez was arrested after staging a sit-in at Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office but was released hours later.
She hopes this act shows congress that something needs to be done before it’s too late.
“We decided no, this is our time to speak up, this is our time to stand up for ourselves and for our families and for our loved ones, so no we’re not going to listen,” said Perla Chavez.
The Clean Dream Act would provide DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship without trade-offs that would affect the rest of the immigrant community.
In order for congress to pass a Dream Act before the holidays democrats must vote down legislation that would keep government running.