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Speaker Ryan States Support for Action on Dreamers

(Arlington, VA) – Today House Speaker Ryan spoke on the possibility of House action to address the status of the Dreamers, saying “I want to fix this problem, so I would like to have an immigration vote before the midterms,” adding “I want to have a vote on something that could make it into law.”


The LIBRE Initiative recently joined with Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce on a major campaign that calls on Congressional Leaders to act on permanent protection for the Dreamers.


Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:


“Speaker Ryan is right – Congress should act swiftly and vote on a permanent solution to address the status of the Dreamers this year. Congress must demonstrate an urgency to act, and we call on the Speaker and Congressional Leaders from both parties to drive a solution. The president, Republicans, and Democrats, have stated support for legislation that provides permanent protection for the Dreamers. The American people overwhelmingly support it. There is no reason to delay any further.

A solution was recently proposed to provide certainty for 1.8 million Dreamers and $25 billion for border security. Lawmakers in both parties and the president should be able to come together on this proposal. It’s time to get this done.”

For interviews with a representative from the LIBRE Initiative, please contact Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4463