Month: September 2017

Push to Pass a Clean DREAM Act as DACA Gets Rescinded

Washington D.C. – After multiple rallies, marches and public outrage across the country over the President’s decision to end DACA, the Senate and House Democrats are making a push towards passing their respective DREAM Act legislation.

Mounting concern over what will happen to the 800,000 DACA recipients when their work permits begin to expire has reignited the immigrant rights movement and the youth directly impacted by the threat of potential deportation.

The essential difference between other legislative efforts and the DREAM Act, is that for DACA recipients the DREAM Act has a real path to citizenship. It would put an end to the constant renewal process and uncertainty about the program’s future. Below is a list of California co-sponsors for each respective DREAM Act in the House and Senate. Worth noting, is the absence of all Republicans in the state of California, the state with over 223,000 DACA recipients.

HOUSE BILL 3440 “DREAM Act of 2017”

  • Aguilar, Pete (CA-31)
  • Barragan, Nanette (CA-44)
  • Bass, Karen (CA-37)
  • Bera, Ami (CA-7)
  • Brownley, Julia (CA-26)
  • Carbajal, Salud (CA-24)
  • Cardenas, Tony (CA-29)
  • Chu, Judy (CA-27)
  • Correa, Luis (CA-46)
  • Costa, Jim (CA-16)
  • Davis, Susan (CA-53)
  • Denham, Jeff (CA-10) *
  • DeSaulnier, Mark (CA-11)
  • Eshoo, Anna (CA-18)
  • Garamendi, John (CA-3)
  • Gomez, Jimmy (CA-34)
  • Huffman, Jared (CA-2)
  • Khanna, Ro (CA-17)
  • Lee, Barbara (CA-13)
  • Lieu, Ted (CA-33)
  • Lofgren, Zoe (CA-19)
  • Lowenthal, Alan (CA-47)
  • Matsui, Doris (CA-6)
  • McNerney, Jerry (CA-9)
  • Napolitano, Grace (CA-32)
  • Panetta, Jimmy (CA-20)
  • Pelosi, Nancy (CA-12) – Supporter, House Minority Leader
  • Peters, Scott (CA-52)
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille (CA-40) – Introduced DREAM Act
  • Ruiz, Raul (CA-36)
  • Sanchez, Linda (CA-38)
  • Schiff, Adam (CA-28)
  • Sherman Brad (CA-30)
  • Speier, Jackie (CA-14)
  • Swalwell, Eric (CA-15)
  • Takano, Mark (CA-41)
  • Thompson, Mike (CA-5)
  • Torres, Norma (CA-35)
  • Valadao, David (CA-21) *
  • Vargas, Juan (CA-51)
  • Waters, Maxine (CA-43)

* LA Times Reporting as of 1:06 p.m. September 13, 2017 – Central Valley Republicans Join Democrats to Sponsor DREAM Act

Missing Republicans:

  • Calvert, Ken (CA-42)
  • Cook, Paul (CA-8)
  • Hunter, Duncan (CA-50)
  • Issa, Darrell, (CA-50)
  • Knight, Steve (CA-25)
  • LaMalfa, Doug (CA-1)
  • McCarthy, Kevin (CA-23)
  • McClintock, Tom (CA-4)
  • Nunes, Devin (CA-22)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (CA-48)
  • Royce, Ed (CA-39)
  • Walters, Mimi (CA-45)

SENATE BILL 1516 “DREAM Act of 2017” 

  • Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)
  • Harris, Kamala (D-CA)