FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2018
Juan Gastelum, 213-375-3149
Hayley Burgess, 202-384-1279
NILC Statement on Wednesday Budget Meeting Between White House, Congressional Leadership
WASHINGTON — Following a meeting today between White House officials and congressional leadership to discuss budget negotiations, Kamal Essaheb, policy and advocacy director at the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement:
“The Trump administration created a worsening crisis when it abruptly terminated the DACA program, devastating immigrant youth and their families. The administration is now holding hostage a fix for immigrant youth as it continues its pursuit of a Bannonesque, anti-immigrant agenda.
“The truth is that the American people have been clear: They want the Dream Act now. We will not be deterred or distracted by disingenuous statements clearly intended to derail the progress made toward arriving at a solution. And we will hold both parties accountable if they continue to delay.”