Sen. Tina Smith: Congress Must Act on Crisis Facing Dreamers

U.S. Senator Tina Smith released the following statement on the Senate immigration debate:

“Tonight, the Senate will open up immigration for debate. Many families in Minnesota have been waiting far too long for this moment, and they’re justifiably frustrated that Congress has yet to act on the crisis facing Dreamers—people brought to this country at a young age who could soon face deportation as a result of President Trump ending the DACA program. I join them in their frustration. Let’s be clear: Republican leadership in the Senate must be held accountable to work with Democrats on solving this immigration emergency. I call on Congress to swiftly take up and pass a bill to prevent Dreamers, including the 6000 in Minnesota, from being forced to leave the only country that most of them have ever known.”