Update on the Dreamers!

We hope this new year finds you safe and well. Now that the excitement of the inauguration has abated, I’d like to share with you some good news announced by our new President, just in case you missed it, regarding Dreamers, whom we’ve championed through our work in “I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams.”

  • The President has issued an immediate order to safeguard DACA and protect DACA recipients from deportation.   
  • He is going to move a bill within his first 100 days in office – the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 – which would make Dreamers, TPS holders, and immigrant farm workers eligible to apply for green cards immediately. 

Nothing is certain, of course; navigating a polarized Congress is difficult, but it’s a start. YAY!

Amidst the good news is some sobering news as the U.S. reaches the grim milestone of 25 million Covid infections and over 400,000 Covid deaths. Our essential workers are called on, yet again, to put themselves and their families on the line for us. Last month, White Snake Projects produced Sing Out Strong: Essential Voices to uplift the stories of these individuals and to thank them for their service. Starting in February, we will be rolling out the songs they created as a tribute to their heroism and sacrifice. We will feature one song per week, which will be shared on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube accounts. Stay tuned!

Be safe, be well, 
Cerise and all of us at White Snake Projects, An Activist Opera Company