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We Won't Be Held Hostage

I’m not going to lie. This past week has been really difficult for DACA recipients like me who’ve been putting it all on the line to pass the Dream Act. When Congress voted on a spending deal last week that failed to include protections for immigrant youth, we felt betrayed, angry, and heartbroken. Then, the White House released their immigration framework on Thursday, demanding $25 billion for a border wall and increased enforcement, slashing legal migration by 50% by sharply cutting family-based migration and the diversity visa program.