Dreamers Set Up Empty Thanksgiving Table In Front Of John Boehner's House

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JOHN BOEHNER
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 19: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) appears at a press conference following a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. Boehner commented on the ongoing problems with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act during his remarks. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) | Win McNamee via Getty Images

Early this morning a group of Dreamers, their parents and United We Dream advocates held a candlelight vigil and set up a Thanksgiving “table” with some empty chairs in front of House Speaker John Boehner’s house. The empty chairs, explained the group, was to symbolize those who have been deported due to current immigration policies and will not be home with their families on Thanksgiving, said the group.

“We want you to understand what it’s like for me not to have my father at the table with me next week,” said a Dreamer holding a candle as he spoke looking at Boehner’s door, his voice breaking.

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