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White House Meeting is a Step Toward Relief for the Dreamers

(Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders met with the president at the White House to discuss a compromise that would provide permanent legislative relief for the Dreamers. This meeting was open to the news media, allowing Americans to observe the discussion of critical issues. According to press reports and a statement from the White House, negotiators narrowed the range of issues that would be addressed in compromise legislation to border security, family visas, the visa lottery, and the status of the Dreamers.

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

“It’s encouraging that the president invited a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders to the White House for an open discussion about legislation to provide permanent protection for the Dreamers. These young people, brought here to the United States through no fault of their own, are students, workers, and men and women serving our nation in the Armed Forces. They are obeying the law and making our nation stronger. Congress and the president should continue the difficult work of arriving at a legislative compromise that can be passed and signed into law promptly – focusing on permanently addressing the status of these young men and women, and enhancing security along our southernmost border.”

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