On DACA and Passage of the "Continuing Resolution"
Tonight the Congress voted on a “continuing resolution” to re-open the federal government by funding it on a short-term basis. This development only bought two more weeks for the President and Congress to negotiate but does not commit to a vote renewing DACA for more than 800,000 DREAMers affected by the President’s decision to cancel the program four months ago.
America must honor the promise we made to the DREAMers by providing legal status. We should not play politics with the lives of more than 800,000 kids who will continue to live in fear as Congress and the President delay working out a compromise.
I regret any problems, inconveniences, and confusion you may have experienced as a result of this preventable government shutdown. If your case was delayed or complicated as a result of the disruption, I encourage you to contact my office in Santa Clara at (408) 436-2720 to speak to my staff who are at your service.
Please accept my sincere gratitude for your messages in support of the DREAMers, and stay in touch with your thoughts, views and concerns.