Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Despite Their Rhetoric, Democratic Leadership Once Again Abandons DREAMers

Jan 30, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after it was reported that Democratic leadership would not accept a funding deal that included a solution for DREAMers.

“Once again, Democratic leadership is refusing to address the imminent problem DREAMers face. Time after time, Democratic leaders have rejected deals or solutions for DREAMers. Sure, they have introduced bills in the past they claim address the issue, but they knew there was little to no chance of becoming law. Now, when it matters, and when they are in the majority, Democratic leadership is throwing away this historic moment. This is a real opportunity to get something done, yet here we are, watching Democratic leadership deny DREAMers from a chance at legal status.

“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed that Republican leaders could support legislation with a deal for this group of young, undocumented people who were brought to the United States at no choice of their own. Let’s get this done. Now is the time.”