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September 07, 2017

In Case You Missed It – Aguilar Takes to House Floor to Demand a Vote on the Dream Act


Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar delivered a speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives in which he called on Congressional leadership to allow for a vote on H.R. 3440, the Dream Act of 2017, a bipartisan measure that would establish a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.  

In his remarks, Rep. Aguilar stated, “I am here today to call upon my colleagues to bring the Dream Act back to the floor for a vote. No policy riders, no packages, just a straight up or down vote.” He continued, “If there are members of this chamber who still believe that Dreamers should remain in the shadows, and that they should not have the chance to join our nation as citizens, then they should stand up and be counted.”

Rep. Aguilar is a cosponsor of the Dream Act, and has been a vocal proponent of immigrants’ and Dreamers’ rights. His speech on the Dream Act can be viewed in full here.