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HBA-DC publishes Op-Ed to the HuffPost urging Congress to pass the BRIDGE Act.

Thursday, May 11, 2017  

HBA-DC published an article in the HuffPost on may 11, 2017 urging Congress to move forward with the BRIDGE Act to Prevent Deporation of DREAMers.  


If the bill becomes law, thousands of DREAMers would continue to be eligible for employment without fear of deportation.


Published in the HuffPost on May 11, 2017 by HBA-DC President-Elect Richard V. Rodriguez & HBA-DC Member Gidget Benitez


"The late Senator Robert F. Kennedy once said, “[O]ur attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances.” The current administration’s attitude towards immigration—reflected in its public comments and executive orders—conveys a lack of faith in our American ideal that we are a nation of immigrants striving to achieve the American Dream....."


Read the full article here.

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