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The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
(In this week’s address, Rep. Lujan Grisham denounced the Trump Administration’s cruel decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving the lives and futures of 800,000 DREAMers uncertain.)
I want to talk with you about 800,000 aspiring Americans who, after coming to this country at a young age, have done everything right. They stayed out of trouble, gone to school, paid their taxes, joined the military, started businesses and continued to patriotically love the United States – often the only country they have ever known.
These Americans are DREAMers. They are our neighbors, coworkers, classmates and our friends. […]
For five years, DACA has unlocked the great potential of 800,000 DREAMers. These young patriots made the most of their opportunity to pursue the American Dream, and in turn, they have provided tremendous social and economic gains for communities across this nation. […]
Can you imagine the fear, uncertainty and anxiety this is causing nearly a million young Americans as they wait for the end of a six-month deadline – at the end of which they face the very real threat of deportation?
This is the civil rights test of our time. Are we going to turn our backs on DREAMers? Are we going to allow President Trump to use them as pawns in his cruel efforts to divide America?
To DREAMers, I have this to say to you: ‘We see you. We know you. We believe in you. You represent the best of this country. Keep fighting. Democrats are right there with you, side by side, supporting each other the entire way.’
(CSPAN link to Weekly Democratic Address: here)
(Link to Nancy Pelosi Newsroom here)
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