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After A Five Day Hunger Strike, Three Of The Seven Arrested Dreamers Are Released From Jail But Will Continue To Fight

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Four of the seven DREAMers previously reported by mitú to be taking part in a hunger strike for a clean Dream Act headed into their fifth day of fasting on Tuesday. While they remained in their protest, on Tuesday afternoon, organizers confirmed that the other three protestors would be released that evening and put an end to their hunger strike to pursue further action.

The three #Dream7 planned to confront Senator Schumer after being released from jail Tuesday.

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According to a post from one of the protestor’s official page, the three members of #Dream7 being released from jail will leave and immediately go and confront Senator Chuck Schumer over the fate of the federal funding bill set to pass this Friday. In early November, Schumer asserted that the Democratic Party would push for a clean Dream Act in the government’s end of year spending bill.

The protestors are demanding public confirmation of a clean Dream Act.

On Friday of last week, the seven DREAMers walked into the D.C. offices of Senator Schumer and Rep. Carlos Curbelo to demand that that they publicly verify they had gathered enough votes to block a spending bill that wasn’t attached to a clean Dream Act. By including a clean Dream Act in the federal spending budget, Schumer and Curbelo would be securing the protection of undocumented youth while dodging the weight of an attached plan for border security funding.

Time is ticking against DREAMers as the window of opportunity quickly approaches a close.

The likelihood of achieving a clean DREAM Act is slowly dwindling as the end of the year approaches, and with each passing day 122 people lose their DACA protection. As of now, congress’ inaction puts 700,000 immigrants in danger of deportation.

The #Dream7 have been using their time in jail to push for legislation that would provide 2 million immigrants in the country a path to citizenship before the government’s Dec. 22 deadline.


Read: Seven DREAMers Are At Risk For Deportation After Being Arrested And Are Refusing To Hand Over Their Names And Fingerprints

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Selena Gomez' Mom Has To Hide Comments On Her Post About Her Miscarriage Because People Painfully Trolled Her

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Selena Gomez’ Mom Has To Hide Comments On Her Post About Her Miscarriage Because People Painfully Trolled Her

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Selena Gomez’s mom, Mandy Teefey, posted about her miscarriage in a touching memorial post.

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“Thank you to all the fans who honored our Scarlett yesterday,” Teefey wrote to fans and supporters. “Dec 17th will never be the same, but we decide to celebrate her by writing her letters on red balloons and releasing them.”

According to Teefey’s post, Scarlett was her second pregnancy between Selena Gomez and her youngest, Gracie Elliot Teefey. Teefey mentions in the post that she had to delete and disable the comments after some began writing offensive messages.

“Thank you to the people who respected my post and sent love to Scarlett,” Teefey wrote. “I’m sorry I had to take them down. I am disturbed at the words being posted on this from people who can even find an [opportunity] to be vile about a lost baby. You don’t like me, don’t spend time on me.”

Teefey did give her “13 Reasons Why” family a special shout out in the post for the kind words she received that day. Teefey and Selena are executive producers on the Netflix show. The second season finished filming on the anniversary of her miscarriage.

“Family is what matters, blood or not, #family13 made me smile and feel loved when so needed and they didn’t know,” Teefey said. She added: “Fans, I want you to know you are family because I have a huge family and you are the only ones who remember! XO forever.”


READ: Here Are The Touching Words Selena Gomez And Francia Raisa Wrote To Each Other After Their Kidney Transplant

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