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Linda Sánchez Celebrates the Contributions of DREAMers During National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs each year from September 15 to October 15:

“This year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month takes on even greater significance because of the relentless political attacks we have seen against the Latino community in the United States. The president has made our community the scapegoat for the challenges that this country continues to face.

“Just last week, the president rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—leaving over 800,000 DREAMers under threat of deportation. This act by the president is just wrong. It’s cruel. And it contradicts who we are as Americans.

“Now more than ever, the Latino community has to stay strong and united. We will fight the president’s destructive agenda in Congress. Anti-immigrant rhetoric is anti-American. DREAMers are an intrinsic part of our nation—they pay taxes, they’re our friends and neighbors. They make our economy strong and robust, and if we lose them, our economy will be significantly crippled.

“Hispanic Heritage Month is about pride for the Latino community’s achievements. But this year specifically, it is a time to recognize—with pride—the amazing achievements of our DREAMers, because they truly make our country great.”