Linda Sánchez Signs Discharge Petition to Hold a Vote on the DREAM Act
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 after signing the discharge petition to force a vote on the DREAM Act on the House floor:
“Congress needs to take action now. Republican leadership refuses to hold a vote on the DREAM Act, which would protect DACA recipients from deportation and create a pathway towards citizenship for undocumented youth. That is why Democrats, in the face of Republican inaction, filed the discharge petition to force a vote on the DREAM Act.
“Regardless of political party, Americans overwhelmingly support providing relief for DREAMers. They have lived here almost all of their lives, contributing to our communities and economy. We can’t let these aspiring American citizens remain in limbo or in fear of being deported.
“I’m confident that if this legislation is given the opportunity for a vote on the House floor, it would pass with strong bipartisan support. Our DREAMers are Americans in every sense of the word besides having the piece of paper to prove it. It is time to give these hardworking individuals the opportunity to continue being part of the country they love and support.”