Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement today from Riko Mendez, CEO, Local 521, following the Trump Administration and Republicans’ failure to deliver a clean Dream Act and protect Dreamers:
“President Trump and the Republicans had one goal in mind today: sabotage hardworking Dreamers and destroy their lives, even as a majority of Americans repeatedly call on Congress to find a path to full citizenship for Dreamers.
“Our young, hardworking sister and brother immigrants remain in limbo. They are mere weeks from losing their jobs, their ability to continue their educations and will become the targets of arrest and deportation all because Trump has created a crisis and refuses to lead our nation.
“While today the Senate failed to ensure Dreamers a solution, SEIU California, our community members and voters across the state and nation will continue to call on Congress and Trump to stand up, lead and follow the will of the people: pass a clean Dream Act now.”