Press Release ● Immigration
For Immediate Release: 
June 12, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight on Speaker Ryan's latest promise to bring legislation addressing the DACA crisis to the Floor:

“Hundreds of thousands of young people in our country remain in legal limbo because of President Trump’s misguided and unnecessary decision to end the DACA program. Instead of allowing the House to work its will and vote on a bipartisan compromise bill to end these families’ uncertainty Speaker Ryan continues to dissemble and delay. From changing the House calendar to cajoling Republican Members not to sign a bipartisan discharge petition, the Speaker has used every tool in his toolbox to prevent Congress from addressing the DACA issue - which President Trump expressly challenged it to do. 

“Now the Speaker is offering vague promises to bring a bill to the Floor that was crafted without Democratic input and to permit the House to vote only on that and on legislation offered by the extreme wing in his party that will not pass. This is a pretend attempt to appear that he is addressing the DACA crisis when he is not. I urge the Speaker to allow the House to proceed to the ‘Queen of the Hill’ process that 216 Members from both parties have already asked for - and that a majority certainly would support. The House must be allowed to work its will and resolve the DACA crisis this President has created.”