CHC Chair Statement on White House Meeting
Jan 9, 2018
"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” ― Shirley Chisholm
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement following a White House Meeting focused on finding a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers:
“I was obligated to attend today’s White House meeting so that my constituents and the millions of people that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus represents had a seat at the table as we work to enact a permanent legislative fix for Dreamers by January 19th. I am encouraged that the President assured me and the bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in attendance that he was also committed to that goal.
“This is a crisis with lives on the line. Each day Congress delays productive, meaningful negotiations, 122 Dreamers on average lose their DACA protection and live under the very real fear of detention and deportation. I am committed to working in good faith with my colleagues on both of sides of the aisle to resolve this and many other critical issues that Congress has kicked down the road for too long.”
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.