Comment: Immigrants Are Not Pawns
Politico reports that the highest ranking Latina in Congress Linda Sanchez publicly called for a change in House Democratic leadership headed by Nancy Pelosi. We wholeheartedly support this call.

Nancy Pelosi is the most anti-immigrant Democratic leader in recent history. When Democrats controlled the trifecta of the Presidency, the Senate and the House for the first two years of President Obama's administration, Nancy Pelosi steadfastly refused to bring any immigration legislation to the floor that would have provided relief to a million long suffering DREAMERs. She took a calculated decision to throw immigrants under the bus, all the while stringing them along with the false hope that Democrats would actually deliver some relief to them. Should Ms. Sanchez be penalized for pointing out that the emperor has no clothes, a sentiment shared by dozens of House Democrats, we urge the remaining Democratic leadership, especially Rep. Clyburn, to step forward as a compromise candidate, and begin the process of replacing Ms. Pelosi.

We encourage any immigration attorney based in San Francisco to run against Ms. Pelosi in a single issue campaign, and point out how she has single-handedly, destroyed the hopes and dreams of immigrants including the DREAMERs--while attempting to keep them as a permanent underclass to be milked for votes of their American citizen siblings without delivering any benefits--all the while deflecting the blame for immigrants' woes to the Republican Party. This cynical, calculated use of immigrants only for political gain must stop. Any immigration attorney in San Francisco who wishes to have a national platform, and would like to be on every single TV show in America, has a ready-made single-issue campaign against Ms. Pelosi in the 2020 Democratic primary.

Ms. Pelosi can redeem herself from her atrocious record on immigration by making passing the DREAM Act in the House the highest priority of House Democrats--over every other legislative priority in this Congress and the next--and doing so regardless of what the other party or the President does. End the Nightmare for DREAMERs--Enact DREAM Now.

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