Washington, D.C. – Rep. Grijalva released the following statement after joining 191 Democratic Members of Congress in signing a discharge petition demanding that the DREAM Act, a bi-partisan bill currently co-sponsored by 200 Members, come to the floor for a vote. The “Succeed Act,” a conservative legislative proposal was also introduced on the same day.
“We have called upon House Republican Leadership to allow a vote on the DREAM Act to come to the floor. On every occasion, those calls have been unanswered even with a vast majority of Americans in favor of a legislative fix for our DREAMers. That is why, I joined my Democratic colleagues in signing the discharge petition. We cannot allow our DREAMers and their futures to hinge on Trump’s erratic behavior. These DREAMers like Ruben, Donald and Dalia have a potential and drive that we should be embracing not discouraging. They represent the best of our country. They deserve a vote on a clean bill.”
Rep. Grijalva is highlighting the stories of DACA recipients in Arizona’s Third Congressional District. You can view them on Rep. Grijalva’s Instagram.