February 28, 2017
Aguilar To Bring CSUSB Leader and DACA Recipient to Trump’s Address
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will bring Maria Barragan-Arreguin, Coordinator at the California State University, San Bernardino DREAMers Resource and Success Center, as his guest to President Donald Trump’s address before a joint session of Congress. Maria is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.
“Maria, and the Dreamers like her in our community, are a shining light for our region and nation. The United States was founded by immigrants and every chapter of our history has been shaped by the contributions of those who came to our shores in search of opportunity. We cannot and will not turn our backs on the immigrant community. I stand with Maria and the millions like her who deserve a pathway to citizenship,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “President Trump has spent nearly two years villainizing the immigrant community and stomping on the values that established this country. This evening, together, we will remind him that immigrants are what ‘Make America Great,’ not his flawed policies rooted in hatred.”
Rep. Aguilar is an ardent supporter of the DACA program and comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.