Curbelo Responds to Attorney General's Comments on DREAMer Deportations, Calls for RAC Act As Solution

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Miami, Florida, April 19, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement responding to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ comments regarding the potential future deportations of DACA recipients

“Mr. Sessions’ comments directly contradict the President’s previous statements promising to treat our DREAMers compassionately. This is a reminder why DACA is not enough and Congress must take action to provide a fair and permanent solution for DREAMers. These young people are contributing to our communities and our economy, and they should not have to live in constant fear. My legislation, the Recognizing America’s Children Act, would provide a pathway permanent legal status through military service, work authorization, or higher education, and would give peace of mind to hundreds of thousands across the country.

“I urge all my colleagues who want to help these young people and advance responsible immigration policy to join us and co-sponsor the RAC Act. Politicians need to stop using these young people, whose lives and futures are on the line, as pawns in the political process. I urge all Americans who have it in their hearts to do something for these young people to call your representatives and tell them we need to act together and now.”

To learn more about the RAC Act, please click here. In addition to Curbelo, the legislation currently has the support of 15 Members of Congress. 

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