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CHC Chair Statement on Trump’s March 5th DACA Deadline

Mar 5, 2018
Press Release
A Fair, Permanent, and Narrow Bipartisan Bill for Dreamers Would Pass
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement on reaching President Trump’s self-imposed March 5th DACA deadline with no resolution for Dreamers:
“Monday, March 5th marks six months since Trump terminated DACA and set into a motion a crisis he and Republican leaders have failed to address and instead have prolonged.
“Though the overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of political affiliation, agree that Dreamers should have a pathway to citizenship, Trump and Republican leaders have sabotaged every bipartisan, narrow agreement that would protect Dreamers and instead have taken Dreamers hostage in order to force a far-reaching, anti-immigrant agenda through Congress. And we need to underscore the important point that the courts’ temporary injunctions are no substitute for a permanent legislative solution for these young people. Dreamers and their families are living in uncertainty and fear every day Congress fails to act.
“We urge Republican leaders and President Trump to work with us on a fair, permanent, and narrow bipartisan bill that protects Dreamers and can pass both the House and Senate.”
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.