Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Aguilar Hosts Dreamers Networking Event For Inland Empire Students

June 9, 2017
Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Dreamers Networking Event For Inland Empire Students

Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a Dreamers Networking Mixer at Chaffey College with students who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, commonly referred to as Dreamers, to meet with members of Rep. Aguilar’s Immigration Advisory Board and local immigrant advocacy representatives to talk about their futures and opportunities in the Inland Empire.

“For most Dreamers, the United States is the only home they have ever known, so it’s important that these young people understand that they have an advocate in Congress fighting for their educational and economic opportunities,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “I’m grateful that members of my Immigration Advisory Board and local representatives, including staff members from the Mexican and Guatemalan consulates, were able to join us and talk with the students about how they can make the best of their future here in the Inland Empire.” 

Rep. Aguilar is a fierce advocate for the immigrant community and has been a vocal critic of President Trump’s anti-immigrant and xenophobic policies. Rep. Aguilar is an ardent supporter of the DACA program and comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. Rep. Aguilar established his Immigration Advisory Board last year and regularly convenes the panel to discuss immigration policies and priorities for San Bernardino County.