Schumer Pledges to Attach DREAM Act to All Bills if It Doesn't Hit the Senate Floor by End of September

| SEP 6, 2017 | 4:59 PM
Chuck Schumer 09-06-17 (CNN screenshot)


On Wednesday morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) read a statement outlining the Democratic Party's plans for dealing with the Trump administration pledging to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients.

If a new version of the DREAM Act doesn't hit the Senate floor this month, they're attaching it to everything that does.

“We’re ready to pass it,” he said. “I am confident that if put on the floor, it will garner overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle. But let us say this — I think I speak for the leader as well. If a clean DREAM Act does not come to the floor in September, we’re prepared to attach it to other items this fall until it passes.”

Schumer had earlier described the president’s move as “heartless” and “brainless,“ as well as citing a study from the conservative Cato Institute to point out that even they found that ending DACA would cost employers about $2 billion in the next two years. ”They represent no threat to the country,“ he said of the ”dreamers," stressing the lack of risk to passing the law.