ADVANCE PAROLE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 75
(House of Representatives - May 09, 2018)

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                             ADVANCE PAROLE

  (Ms. BARRAGAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Ms. BARRAGAN. Mr. Speaker, on September 5, 2017, President Trump 
terminated the DACA program, disrupting the lives of nearly 800,000 
hardworking DACA recipients. On that same day, the administration 
decided to no longer allow DACA recipients to travel abroad under the 
authority of advance parole.
  In the past, DACA recipients have been allowed to take short trips 
out of the country for humanitarian, educational, or employment 
purposes. This is no longer the case, and the consequences have been 
devastating.
  In January of this year, the father of my constituent, Mayra--a 
college student and Dreamer--died in Mexico. She immediately gathered 
the necessary paperwork, including her father's death certificate, and 
applied for advance parole. Her request was denied, and then denied 
again.
  Mayra was unable to pay her last respects to her beloved father due 
to the unconscionable decisions made by this irresponsible and 
heartless administration.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge the administration to immediately reverse this 
harmful directive.

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