Washington, DC – Last night, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced they had reached an agreement with Donald Trump over dinner regarding immigrant youth and the border.
The announcement included no details about legislative language and conflicting reports have already emerged.
Adrian Reyna, Director of Membership at United We Dream and DACA beneficiary said,
“Today our drive to pass a clean Dream Act remains steady.
“When Donald Trump killed DACA and put our lives at risk, immigrant youth refused to sit back and take the abuse. Our leaders went to Congress and demanded they pass a clean Dream Act without dangerous add-ons to hurt our families — including those living in border communities.
“The momentum for a clean Dream Act is growing and immigrant youth are on Capitol Hill today pushing for it.
“We call on both Republicans and Democrats to ditch the idea that one group of immigrants must endure more pain in order to provide another group with the freedom they deserve. The immigrant youth whose lives are at stake say YES to a clean Dream Act and NO to more pain.
“The tweets and news stories since Trump killed DACA have been changed each day. Yet the steady call for justice from immigrant youth, faith leaders and people of conscience for a clean Dream Act grows more powerful every day. We are fighting because this is our home and we are #HereToStay.”