(Washington D.C.) – Today – after the passage of a March 5th deadline for action on Dreamers – The LIBRE Initiative is launching a new Dreamer ad featuring DACA recipient Hilario Yanez. This campaign is targeted to build support for Congress to act via the omnibus appropriations legislation to approve a permanent solution that would provide certainty for Dreamers and improvements to our border security. This ad is the second one launched by The LIBRE Initiative in recent days, following on the heels of the We Are Patriots ad announced last week. Together these ads form part of a six-figure campaign that is part of a broader effort by The LIBRE Initiative – one that includes Capitol Hill advocacy and grassroots mobilization in favor of a permanent solution.
Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
“The effort to push Congress to act on a permanent solution for Dreamers is not over. We are calling on Congress to use upcoming omnibus appropriations legislation as an avenue to reach an agreement that will bring certainty to Dreamers and enhance security along the border.
We will continue to mobilize our staffers and grassroots activists across the nation to help people to call on their representatives to work across the aisle.
At present, court action has allowed DACA recipients to continue to renew in the program. But Dreamers know that court decisions can be overturned at any time, so even now they lack the certainty they need to continue building a future in our society. Failure to change the status quo would hinder economic opportunity, limit the potential of Dreamers, and contribute to insecurity at the border. The time to act is long overdue.”
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Hilario Yanez is a Dreamer, and the first in his family to graduate from college (Univ. of Houston). He was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. His mother brought him to the United States at the age of one.
At the age of three, Hilario and his family were homeless and lived at the Star of Hope Homeless shelter in Houston, Texas. Thanks to the city of Houston, non-profit organizations, friends, and his mother his family was able to get back on their feet.
Through hard work and great sacrifice, as well as being able to receive his work permit in 2012, he is now working full-time with a well-respected fortune 500 company as a Technology advisor.
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