United States Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Senator Blumenthal and DACA Recipient Denisse Rojas Marquez, Call on DHS to Extend DACA Renewal Deadline, Congress to Pass Bipartisan Dream Act

PRESS CALL: TODAY at 4 pm ET

Washington, DC—TODAY, October 3, 2017 at 4 pm ET, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and leaders of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will join Dreamer Denisse Rojas Marquez for a press call urging the Department of Homeland Security to extend the deadline to allow DACA recipients to renew their status.  Despite previous pressure, the Department of Homeland Security has refused to extend the October 5, 2017 deadline for DACA recipients, a program that currently protects nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants.  Speakers will also urge quick passage of the bipartisan Dream Act.

WHO:

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans, LA), USCM President

Mayor Jorge Elorza (Providence, RI), Co-Chair, USCM Immigration Reform Task Force

Mayor Tom Tait (Anaheim, CA), Co-Chair, USCM Immigration Reform Task Force

Denisse Rojas Marquez, DACA recipient

WHAT:

Press call urging the Department of Homeland Security to extend the deadline to allow DACA recipients to renew their status and Congress to quickly pass the bipartisan Dream Act

WHEN:

TODAY—Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4 pm ET

WHERE: Call in line (800) 230-1085; confirmation code 431485