The Republicans who've been trying to save the DACA situation have completely wimped out.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO-6) had started a petition with the aim of forcing the House to take up legislation to protect Dreamers, but pulled it when Paul Ryan twisted his arm. Ryan insists that any pro-Dreamer legislation should include enhanced border security measures. The Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to hold a hearing on DACA this week, but it has been postponed with no future date set. The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Paul Goodlatte (R-VA-6), is also holding the Dreamers hostage to the issue of “criminal alien gangs” and “border security.”
1. Contact Rep. Mike Coffman to ask him to proceed with the petition, which he wrote with Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4). Call upon him to act upon his own initiative and refuse to be bullied by Ryan. Coffman accepts emails only from constituents, so call (phone numbers on this page) or fax.
2. Contact Rep. Paul Goodlatte to ask him to immediately schedule a hearing for the House Judiciary Committee to discuss the DACA issue. Again, call (phone numbers here) or fax.
3. Contact Senator Chuck Grassley (IA), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and ask him to immediately reschedule the hearing to discuss how to institute protections for Dreamers.