Recently a group called Our Dream organized a sit-in at the Federal Building in Salt Lake City to, as the group puts it, “pressure our representatives to include protection for DACA recipients in the Omnibus Spending Bill or vote against the Spending Bill should protection not be included. And the World Trade Center Utah recently hosted an immigration roundtable with local leaders from agriculture, business, education, tech, and faith as well as political leaders to show support for immigration reforms. The event marked the launch of the iMarch for Immigration Campaign, a national day of action in all 50 states. The World Trade Center Utah thanked Utah’s Congressional Delegation for their efforts and called on them to push forward with action on a solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients--the “DREAMers”—quickly.
We’re going to talk about the DREAMers specifically and immigration in general on the program today, and we hope you’ll join the conversation.
Our guests include Talitha Nascimento, a DREAMer and BYU student from Brazil, who organized the sit in at the federal building in Salt Lake City; and Melva Sine, President of the Utah Restaurant Association, who participated in the recent immigration roundtable.