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The Representative of the First Congressional District in New Mexico, Michelle Luján Grisham. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
The Representative of the First Congressional District in New Mexico, Michelle Luján Grisham. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The untiring crusade of Representative Michelle Luján Grisham

The chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Michelle Luján Grisham, won’t rest until the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, gives in and they get…

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"You and I, let’s get this done", has been the motto of the representative of the 1st Congressional District of New Mexico, Michelle Luján Grisham, when trying, by all means, to convince the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Republican Paul Ryan, to find a solution for DACA.

 

 

Hula-Hoops, ground coffee, piñatas and toy buses, mugs, and photos, are just some of the symbolic "gifts" the Representative has delivered in Ryan's office along with countless handwritten notes to remind him every day of the importance of solving the current situation of the so-called Dreamers.

Since March 8, Lujan Grisham has delivered Ryan notes explaining that "We’ve worked in a bipartisan manner to craft the Dream Act and USA Act. The only thing left is for you to bring one of them to the floor for a vote,” she wrote. “The ball is in your court.”

After the expiration of the term imposed by President Trump on Congress to solve the situation of hundreds of young people who arrived in the country without documents when they were children (Dreamers), both Lujan and the Hispanic Caucus have closed ranks in their unconditional support, and have urged Republican leaders and President Trump "to work with us on a fair, permanent and bipartisan proposal that protects Dreamers and that can pass both the House and the Senate."

Despite the forgetfulness of the Congress and the approval of the Omnibus that completely ignored the urgency of these young people, this representative has promised never to forget.

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