This morning, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) with Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Mike Coffman (R-CO), and a small army of DREAMers held a press conference urging the GOP to pass Denham’s ENLIST Act. The bill could’ve been attached to defense authorization legislation — but last week GOP leader Eric Cantor sided with Steve King against immigrant youth and shut that prospect down. Today, Denham revealed that he hasn’t spoken with Cantor’s yet and was surprised to hear that the GOP leader would be blocking the ENLIST Act (considering that Cantor had previously pledged his support to Denham). Denham also mentioned that he would “welcome” executive action from President Obama on the issue if Republicans did not take action.
View the powerful photos from the ENLIST Act press conference today: