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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Following Trump’s DACA Roundtable and Court Order to Restart Program, Quigley Meets with Chicago DREAMers

Jan 10, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement after meeting with Chicago DREAMers:

“President Trump’s rhetoric on DACA has been consistently inconsistent. Yesterday, he promised to sign a DACA bill, and yet today—less than 24 hours later—he is criticizing the court system for upholding DACA protections. From issuing direct threats to end the program to inaccurately accusing Democrats of abandoning DREAMERs, our president has given these young people no reason to rest assured that they will be able to remain in the only home they’ve ever known. While yesterday’s peculiar roundtable was positive—in the sense that bipartisan intentions were voiced—actual action is needed to iron out key details as soon as possible.

“Today, I had another special opportunity to meet with Chicago DREAMers that make our communities stronger, safer, and more successful. I thanked them for their contributions to our society and for their unwavering commitment to equality, opportunity, and all the values that Americans hold dear. It is time to support these individuals like they have supported us by putting yesterday’s discussion into practice and quickly reaching a legislative agreement.”

In August, Rep. Quigley met with five DREAMers from his district to hear their stories and discuss the Trump Administration’s threats to DACA, and in February, he invited Zarna Patel, a medical student at Loyola University in Chicago and a DACA recipient, to be his guest at President Trump’s joint address to Congress.

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