Several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) continue to disrespect immigrant youth by refusing to co-sponsor the DREAM Act. These are John T. Salazar (D-CO), Dennis Cardoza (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and perhaps most embarrassing CHC Chairwoman Nydia Velasquez (D-NY).
The fact that Ms. Velasquez would like a comprehensive solution is no excuse for not cosponsoring the DREAM Act and putting the dreams of her own community on hold. She should follow the example set by Rep. Loretta Sanchez who also held out on the DREAM Act for so many years but decided to co-sponsor it to finally show support for her young constituents.
Ask her to cosponsor and champion a stand-alone DREAM Act bill today. Immigrant youth have waited far too long and we are tired of politicians playing games with our lives.