SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, issues the following statement:
“I am disappointed that today, after four separate votes, the Senate was unable to come together on a single bipartisan bill that would provide a permanent legal solution for Dreamers along with enhanced border security. I join millions of other Americans around this nation in my frustration for this legislative impasse – not the least of which are the 1.8 million Dreamers who are once again stuck in legal-status limbo.
“Voters from both sides of the political aisle are waiting for a solution because we know the only barriers to getting a bill passed are political in nature, imaginary in substance and not reflective of the compassionate heartbeat of Americans everywhere. Congress must stop kicking the can down the road and act. Now is the time for a permanent solution for Dreamers.”
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, executive producer of The Impossible with 20th Century Fox, and bestselling author of “Be Light.” He has been named by CNN and Fox News as “the leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement” and TIME Magazine nominated him among the 100 most influential leaders in America.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is recognized and identified by Time Magazine, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, Fox News, CNN, and a number of additional media outlets, publications, and periodicals as America’s largest and most influential Hispanic/Latino Christian organization with 40,118 certified member churches in the United States and chapters in Latin America.