Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Senate’s Failure to Pass Legislation Protecting Dreamers
February 15, 2018

“The failure by the United States Senate to arrive at a bipartisan legislative solution offering permanent protections to Dreamers is both bitterly distressing and utterly unfathomable. Distressing because these are high-achieving and talented young people who seek only to contribute their knowledge, skills, and energy to America, the only country they have ever called home. Unfathomable because there is widespread support nationwide and across the aisle in Congress about the need to protect these outstanding individuals.

We urge congressional leaders in both chambers: Come back to the table, do not allow extraneous issues to hold Dreamers hostage to a political face-off, and redouble your efforts to reach a bipartisan compromise. Not only is it in our nation’s best interest to keep our door open to these outstanding individuals, it is simply unacceptable and morally wrong to do otherwise.”

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