Friday, June 13, 2014
AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — Florida immigrant youth activists are urging Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to take a stronger lead on the immigration issue.
Two of the Congresswoman's staffers met Friday with United We Dream activists, after they staged a protest outside of her South Florida office.
United We Dream spokesman Tim Eakins said after the meeting that they hoped Wasserman Schultz would make her voice heard on immigration reform. Her office employees said the congresswoman could not speak with the activists because she was in Washington.
United We Dream activists want leaders like Wasserman Schultz to urge President Obama to stop deportations of their parents and other immigrants who have been in the country for decades, paid taxes and avoided run-ins with the law.