CHC Chair Statement on House Failure to Protect Dreamers
Dec 21, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released this statement following a vote in the House of Representatives on the Republican Continuing Resolution:
“The House Republicans’ decision to close their eyes to 800,000 Dreamers who were counting on them to do the right and moral thing this holiday season is devastating. Delaying passing a permanent, bipartisan solution like the Dream Act before the end of the year will continue to cause thousands of more Dreamers to fall out of status and become targets for detention and deportation, spreading more fear in communities across our nation. House Republicans had the power and solution to end this crisis; instead, they recklessly returned home leaving the livelihoods and families of Dreamers in a cruel limbo.
“We will continue to be relentless in our fight for Dreamers because we need this done now. We will leverage every single opportunity to keep all Congressional leaders committed to the goal of permanently protecting Dreamers by mid-January. You can bet on the CHC, Dreamers, many rank-and-file Republicans, and the overwhelming majority of Americans to hold this Congress accountable.”
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.