Congressional Hispanic Chair Statement on DACA Injunction
Jan 10, 2018
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement in response to the preliminary injunction issued by California’s Northern District Court on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:
“Last night’s ruling is important recognition that the President’s termination of the DACA program was wrong and inflicted incredible harm on young people who have done everything this nation has asked of them. However, this ruling does not make this issue any less urgent for Dreamers who continue to live under the fear of possible detention and deportation. Only Congressional action can provide a permanent legislative fix with a path to citizenship and I will hold this Congress accountable to do its duty. I remain 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 ignored for far too long. There is no time to waste.”
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.