Rep. Torres Joins Inland Empire DREAMers at DACA Club Conference
FONTANA, CA—Yesterday, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona), participated in the Inland Empire DACA Club Conference at Chaffey College. At the event, she spoke about her work to fight for the passage of the Dream Act, and pledged her continued support. She also urged Dreamers and their allies to continue their grassroots efforts to build on the widespread popular support for the Dream Act.
“I am deeply inspired by the important work of the Inland Empire DACA Clubs,” said Rep. Torres. “The Dreamers in the Inland Empire are some of the bravest and most dedicated people I have ever met. I am so proud of them. I told the DREAMers that I am committed to doing everything in my power to bring the DREAM Act across the finish line. These young Americans should not have to wait any longer: they deserve protection from deportation and a path to citizenship now.”
Participants in the Conference included Government Relations Manager of Chaffey College, Lorena Corona, MT. SAC Dreamers Club, Chaffey College Dreamers Club, San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) Dreamers Club, SBVC Dreamers Resources Center, Cal Poly Pomona Dreamers Club, and the CSUSB Dreamers Resource Center.
Rep. Torres is a cosponsor of H.R. 3440, the DREAM Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill that would provide a path to citizenship for young immigrants who were brought here as children. She is also one of 195 Members of the House of Representatives to have signed a “discharge petition” in support of the DREAM Act; if a majority of Representatives sign the discharge petition, the bill will be brought to the floor of the House for a vote. Previously, she introduced H.R. 1487, additional legislation to protect DREAMers from deportation.