Apr 17, 2018
LIBRE, Freedom Partners, Launch Seven-Figure Campaign to Achieve a Permanent Solution for Dreamers
Post by David Abrams
Arlington, VA – Today, The LIBRE Initiative and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce announced a national broadcast, cable and targeted digital ad campaign calling on bipartisan congressional leaders to take action on a permanent solution that would provide certainty for Dreamers, who were brought to the United States as children and face an uncertain future.
The ads are part of a broader seven-figure campaign that includes Capitol Hill advocacy and grassroots mobilization. The LIBRE Initiative has already hosted numerous immigration-themed grassroots events to inform and activate communities in favor of a Dreamer solution.
Earlier this year, it was reported that during consideration of the omnibus appropriations bill a proposal was offered that included a permanent solution for Dreamers and $25 billion in border security. The proposal was not included in the omnibus, which passed Congress and was signed into law. Both Freedom Partners and LIBRE support the proposal as a way to secure certainty for Dreamers.
This campaign seeks to break the partisan gridlock and challenge lawmakers in both parties to come together to achieve these common goals: a permanent solution for Dreamers and a more secure border.
Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
“The American people deserve a government that is effective and efficient in solving our nation’s problems. Congress and the White House have spent a lot of time talking about DACA, but today our elected officials have yet to approve a permanent legislative solution. The Dreamers are among our best and brightest. They are students, workers, and men and women risking their lives in the Armed Forces. Washington must come together and approve a bipartisan solution that provides certainty for Dreamers and security improvements along our border. Acting now would unlock the potential of the Dreamers, promote economic opportunity, and strengthen our communities.”
James Davis, Executive Vice President of Freedom Partners, released the following statement:
“Achieving a permanent solution for Dreamers is simply the right thing to do – these are people who know this country as their only home. Both Democrats and Republicans have expressed their commitment to a resolution, and the recent proposal that provides permanency for Dreamers and $25 billion in border security is one that President Trump and Congress should take.
“The impact this has on the lives of real people requires urgent and bipartisan action. This is an avoidable crisis; we’re only here because of Washington’s failure to act.
“President Trump and our congressional leaders should step up and do the right thing. This is too big of a problem for lawmakers to ignore, or to allow politics to get in the way.”
According to a recent survey from Monmouth University, 90 percent of Americans believe it is important to enact a solution for Dreamers.