We need to elect a Congress that will respond to constituent needs. Our voices were loud and clear about the need for immigration safeguards, especially for Dreamers. But extremist Republicans like President Trump and the leaders of the House and Senate will not bring a Dreamer-focused bill to the floor.
Rather than face immigration realities and work on improving our immigration systems, Republicans veered away from their responsibilities to their constituents and created a new mess that does not fix any of our issues.
Dismantling the Clean Power Plan is yet another attack from the Trump administration and Scott Pruitt on the health and well-being of Latino communities. Our families suffer disproportionately from the effects of air pollution and climate change.
The Republican-led Senate blocked Dreamer-focused bipartisan plans that would have created a permanent fix for the Dreamers, who were thrown into a crisis created by President Trump when he ended the highly successful DACA program for no good reason except to advance his racist agenda.
The McCain-Coons bill is the best response to resolve the crisis now facing millions of Americans, an emergency Trump created when he ended the highly successful DACA program for no good reason except to advance his mean-spirited agenda.
Trump is moving quickly to create the most threatening, anti-immigrant set of immigration policies of our generation. We are experiencing a new moral low in our country and a complete about-face is necessary from Congress to protect American values and the people of our nation.