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Congressman Tony Cardenas

Representing the 29th District of California

Rep. Tony Cárdenas statement on DACA and Queen of the Hill

Apr 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Paul Ryan promised to protect Dreamers, and to bring a solution on immigration to the floor. He has not kept that promise. 

Democrats and Republicans have now asked him to give us an opportunity to debate and vote on a Dream bill. He is choosing to ignore his commitment to the American people. 

Paul Ryan has broken his vow to protect Dreamers time and time again. He lied to the American people. Nine out of ten Americans want Dreamers in this country. Yet Ryan isn’t listening.

If Paul Ryan keeps his promise, our American economy will benefit from $430 billion in positive economic activity over the next 10 years. If he doesn’t keep his promise the American people will be hurt by that loss of $430 Billion. 

Democrats and some Republican members of Congress are telling Speaker Paul Ryan to just let us debate and vote on a good Dreamer bill and let the chips fall where they may. Paul Ryan needs to do his job or get out of the way so we can do what’s right for the American people.