May 9, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 75 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
ADVANCE PAROLE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 75
(House of Representatives - May 09, 2018)
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[Page H3869] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________