Thursday, July 20, 2017

STATEMENT: Chavez praises bipartisan reintroduction of bill to help 'Dreamers'

July 20, 2017
Contact: Jacqueline Sandoval

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Cesar Chavez, D-Phoenix (District 29), released this statement regarding the reintroduction of the DREAM Act by Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham:

"Today, we saw true bipartisanship when Senators Durbin and Graham reintroduced the DREAM Act. This action will give young immigrants a chance to come out of the shadows and be recognized for their contributions to the only country they’ve ever called home. These young people did not make the decision to come to this country, and it is not the American way to punish children for their parents’ actions.  I commend Senators Graham and Durbin for their courage and leadership.

“The DREAM Act would give these immigrant students the chance to earn citizenship. I’m hopeful that today’s announcement will encourage Congress to meet its responsibility to pass the DREAM Act, and recognize that our country continues to be a nation of immigrants."


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