Dem Rep Lujan Grisham: How We Treat DREAMers ‘Is the Civil Rights Test of Our Time’

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) stated that whether the US turns its backs on DREAMers “is the civil rights test of our time.” She also asked, “Are we going to allow President Trump to use them as pawns in his cruel efforts to divide America?” Transcript as Follows: “I’m Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham from the beautiful state of New Mexico, and I have the honor of serving as the Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Yesterday, Congress passed the first emergency down payment to rebuild after the costliest hurricane in our nation’s history slammed into the Texas coastline. I especially want to thank our first responders, dedicated civil servants and men and women in uniform who continue to sacrifice their own safety to save lives. And I am inspired – but not surprised – by the way that Americans from across the country have responded and come to the aid of those who were impacted. They have donated their time, their money, and sent their prayers to millions of Americans who are recovering from unimaginable devastation and loss. Because it is in moments like these, no matter our race, age, nationality or political affiliation, we