This week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reaffirmed his commitment to passing the Dream Act by the end of 2017. In a Dreamer Dinner meeting with members of United We Dream, Make the Road New York, and America’s Voice, the Minority Leader expressed his unconditional support for the Dreamers and their cause while listening to several of their stories.
As the Senator said in a statement after the dinner, he’s committed to the Dream Act and wants to see it passed by the end of the year:
Dreamers represent the best of America and the values that make our nation great. Today I had the opportunity to participate in a Dreamer dinner and meet with immigrant youth from New York, hear their stories, their concerns, and reiterate my support for the Dream Act. I assured them that this is a top priority for me and told them I’m optimistic we will get this done.
I’m amazed by Dreamers’ resilience, perseverance and strength in the face of uncertainty and adversity. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Dream Act is a top priority for me, and I am committed to getting the Dream Act done by the end of this year.
After the meeting, Senator Schumer agreed to record the following messages of support to Dreamers all across the country:
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) November 8, 2017
As Dreamers and their allies rally across the country today and urge Congress to support the #DreamActNow, it is important to remember that elected officials all across the country, at all levels of government, are continuing to meet with Dreamers and pledging to find a legislative solution that would allow immigrant youth to obtain legal status in the country that they call home.
The “Dreamer Dinners” initiative invites Members of Congress and local elected officials to join an immigrant family for a meal to discuss how federal immigration actions impact children, families, and communities. This campaign is a spinoff of the “DAPA Dinners Campaign” – read more about that initiative here.
View more tweets from the Dreamer Dinner with Sen. Schumer:
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 8, 2017
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) November 9, 2017
Thank you @SenSchumer for meeting us today and for your commitment to pass the #DreamAct, so like my daughter Brianne, my son, and I️ can remain together as a family. No more family separations. https://t.co/lhkYoaIcux
— Eliana Fernández (@elianadreams) November 9, 2017