Groups connected to the Koch brothers have sent a letter to congressional leaders as part of a push to reach a permanent solution to the ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Business Insider reports.
The LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce Vice President Nathan Nascimento wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling on them "to work collaboratively and across party lines to advance legislation that provides permanent protection for the Dreamers," as those in the program are known.
"There is a clear solution to the status of the Dreamers that all parties should be able to agree on, one that has bipartisan support and can be enacted promptly, and which provides certainty to the Dreamers and enhanced security to the nation," the letter reads.
"That is to pass legislation that provides a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers and provides $25 billion for enhanced border security measures."
They add that "there is no reason to continue to delay action on the Dreamers. No one should give up while a deal is so close and while so many continue to live with uncertainty. We encourage you to act as quickly as possible and provide Congress with the leadership that's needed to break through Washington gridlock."
Last week, the two groups launched a seven-figure ad campaign emphasizing America's historical reliance on immigrants, calling for a permanent solution for Dreamers and for a bipartisan plan to increase border security.
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