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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires’ Statement on the Dream Act

Dec 18, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires issued the following statement in support of a clean vote on the bipartisan Dream Act which would create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Dreamers:

“Every day that Congress does not act to codify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections, 122 Dreamers lose their status and are at risk for deportation.  Congress cannot abandon Dreamers, who were brought here as young children and know no country but America as their home.  Hundreds of thousands of young people who enrich our society and contribute to the economy are forced to live in fear that they will be torn from home because of Congress’s inaction.  The Dream Act would create a pathway to citizenship for the law-abiding Dreamers who came out of the shadows and put their trust in our government.  I call on GOP leadership to do the right thing and allow a vote on the bipartisan Dream Act immediately.”