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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

Representing the 1st District of New Mexico

Congressional Hispanic Chair Statement on White House Meeting

Jan 11, 2018
Press Release


January 9, 2018

Congressional Hispanic Chair Statement on White House Meeting

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” ― Shirley Chisholm

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement following a White House Meeting focused on finding a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers:

“I was obligated to attend today’s White House meeting so that my constituents and the millions of people that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus represents had a seat at the table as we work to enact a permanent legislative fix for Dreamers by January 19th. I am encouraged that the President assured me and the bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in attendance that he was also committed to that goal.

“This is a crisis with lives on the line. Each day Congress delays productive, meaningful negotiations, 122 Dreamers on average lose their DACA protection and live under the very real fear of detention and deportation. I am committed to working in good faith with my colleagues on both of sides of the aisle to resolve this and many other critical issues that Congress has kicked down the road for too long.”