Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

In Case You Missed It— Rep. Pete Aguilar assures students in San Bernardino there is broad support for DREAM Act legislation

September 22, 2017
Press Release
In Case You Missed It— Rep. Pete Aguilar assures students in San Bernardino there is broad support for DREAM Act legislation

On Thursday, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a “Dreamers Demand Answers” event at San Bernardino Valley College. The event provided young immigrants and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients a chance to voice their concerns and ask questions following President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program. Rep. Aguilar also provided the group with an update on the Dream Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill which would establish a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers who meet certain requirements.

  Rep. Aguilar has been a vocal supporter of Dreamers, or young immigrants brought to the US as children, throughout his time in Congress. In July, his amendment to make DACA recipients eligible for federal employment passed in the Appropriations Committee before being stripped by Republican leadership, and he is currently  working to rally support in Congress for the Dream Act of 2017. Earlier this month, Rep. Aguilar became a cosponsor of the Dream Act and called for a vote on the bill on the House floor.

Alejandra Molina with the Press Enterprise has the story, which can be read in full here