Law Enforcement Leaders to Congress: Pass a Solution for Dreamers
October 2, 2017
Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixty police chiefs, sheriffs and law enforcement leaders today sent a letter to members of Congress to express support for a bipartisan legislative solution that would allow Dreamers to remain in the country.
“We support measures allowing law-abiding people to feel safe and secure in their communities, which reinforce trust and cooperation with state and local law enforcement,” the signatories, members of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force, write.
“Beyond the significant contributions Dreamers make to our communities, we are concerned that, absent action by Congress, the Dreamer population will be driven back into the shadows and be hesitant to report crimes or cooperate with investigations. Such an outcome would risk undermining community safety.”
At the same time, recent polling indicates that strong majorities of Americans — including 75 percent of Trump voters — agree that Dreamers should have a pathway to stay in the U.S. with work permits.
Some signatories are available for comment. To schedule interviews, please contact Cathleen Farrell, 202-403-4190.