What They Are Saying: Curbelo Rises Above Political Fray By Introducing Legislation That Would Protect DREAMers

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Washington, D.C., March 10, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

FWD.us President Todd Schulte: “We want to thank Congressman Curbelo for once again fighting to fix our broken immigration system. He knows how important this is to families in South Florida and across the nation.”

  • Schulte: “Dreamers who came to this country as children are part of our communities and shouldn’t be kept in fear of deportation.”
  • Schulte: “While this legislation is a step in the right direction, this is only one area of several that needs to be reformed.  Our economy and safety will continue to suffer until we modernize our outdated legal immigration system, secure the border and create a pathway to citizenship for the nearly 11 million law-abiding undocumented immigrants who currently live in the United States.”

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) executive director Arturo Vargas: “In this time of extreme partisanship and inflammatory rhetoric, we are proud to see U.S. Rep. Curbelo rise above the political fray by introducing legislation that would protect our nation’s DREAMers.”

  • Vargas: “Ensuring that hardworking individuals who were brought to this country through no fault of their own are able to remain with their families and continue to make contributions to our economy and democracy is not a Republican or Democratic issue, it is an American one.”
  • Vargas: “We look forward to working with U.S. Rep. Curbelo and other members of Congress who take action to modernize our nation’s broken immigration system once and for all.”

CATO Institute’s David Bier: “The bill will benefit the United States economy and provide certainty for a group of young people who are deserving of a humane approach.”

Niskanen Center: “The Niskanen Center continues to urge members to support legislation that provides a permanent pathway for this group of individuals — often called DREAMers — and applauds Representatives Curbelo and Diaz-Balart for proactively drafting a solution to a long-standing, urgent issue.

  • Niskanen Center’s Immigration Policy Counsel, Kristie De Peña: “Without a permanent, legislative solution for this group of young immigrants, we continue to jeopardize the lives of hundreds of thousands of promising and auspicious individuals, who are subject to immediate deportation under President Trump’s current executive orders.”
  • De Peña: “The RAC Act provides a pragmatic, secure legalization pathway that capitalizes on the most hard-working, enterprising immigrants who will continue to positively contribute to our economy and our society.”

E2 Visa Reform.org: “Zoe Adams from E2VisaReform.org would like to thank Congressman Curbelo for his support of our children within his ‘Recognizing America’s Children Act’… This Bill will allow our children to stay longer and let them have a future in the country they consider home. This is a real step in the right direction for those brought to the US by their parents.”

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