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'Do your job and deliver for the people of Arizona,' DACA recipient tells Sinema, Kelly

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24.09.2021

Young immigrants are truly relentless, especially when it comes to protecting their families and communities. Following a massive rally in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that demanded Democrats ensure that legalization continues to remain a priority and critical part of the reconciliation package, a number of immigrants and allies held an overnight action in front of the Capitol on Wednesday to continue calling public attention to the need for permanent relief.

It also continued even as it rained on their heads during the 11-hour-long vigil. “The rain won’t stop us,” tweeted United We Dream Action (UWDA). Among the activists who camped out overnight was Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient Karina Ruiz, who traveled from Arizona to urge her senators to act. “I traveled here all the way from Arizona with a clear message for my Senators Sinema and Kelly: we need you to do your job and deliver for the people of Arizona,” she said in a statement received by Daily Kos.

“I joined this overnight sustained action to highlight the urgency of this moment,” Ruiz continued in the statement. “DACA recipients like me, and undocumented people like my mom, live each day with the fear of detention and deportation. Democrats have long said they want to make a difference in the lives of........

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