OCA Disappointed with Congress’ Delay of DREAM

22 December 2017


Contact: Thu Nguyen | Communications Associate
tnguyen@ocanational.org | 202.223.5500

Washington, DC - OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates is disappointed that Congress has passed the continuing resolution without a clean DREAM Act attached.

The continuing resolution is a short-term spending bill that would keep the government funded and running through January 19, 2018. Congress will then have to reconvene and vote for a long-term spending bill for the rest of the year. 

“We were counting on Congress to protect immigrants, keep families together and pass a DREAM Act by Christmas,” said Vicki Shu, OCA National Vice President of Public Affairs.  “Now, over 100,000 undocumented Asian American and Pacific Islander DREAMers must continue to live in fear of deportation. OCA calls on Congress to start the new year with a bill that includes a clean DREAM Act and also protect diversity visas and the family immigration system.” 

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).