CHC Chair Calls for the Dream Act Now
Dec 18, 2017
Washington, D.C. – With only three legislative days left in the congressional calendar, Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement urging Congress to pass the Dream Act before the end of the year:
“It is unacceptable and irresponsible for Congress to delay passing the Dream Act when there is overwhelmingly strong support in both congressional chambers and among the public to protect Dreamers by years end. The reality is that every day this Republican-controlled Congress delays a vote on the Dream Act, 122 DACA recipients instantly and abruptly lose their ability to work and become targets for detention and deportation. For Republican leadership to hold hostage the lives of 800,000 DACA recipients while having the power and solution to resolve this emergency is reckless. That is why I will keep fighting to include the Dream Act in the must-pass spending bill that Congress needs to approve by December 22nd. Anything less is a vote to deport Dreamers and tear apart families.”
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.
Carlos Paz Jr.