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ICYMI: THE LIBRE INITIATIVE CALLS FOR BOTH SIDES TO COME TOGETHER ON DREAMERS

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(Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, press reports surfaced that Congress and the White House were negotiating regarding a deal to provide $25 billion for greater border security and protection for the Dreamers. The LIBRE Initiative joined others in calling for both sides to come together.

Politico:

“But the Koch groups — Libre Initiative, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners — are all advising the president to take the Democrats’ deal. Brent Gardner, a government affairs official for Americans for Prosperity, called the proposal “an offer all parties should immediately accept,” and Libre Initiative’s president, Daniel Garza, said “Congress and the White House should seize this chance.”

“Nathan Nascimento, an executive vice president at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, said, “If a deal was on the table that offered both security at the border and permanent status for Dreamers, that’s a deal that Republicans, Democrats and President Trump should support.”

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Wall Street Journal:

“That’s an offer all parties should immediately accept,” said Brent Gardner, chief government affairs officer for Americans for Prosperity. Supportive statements also came from Koch-backed Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and the Libre Initiative. The Libre Initiative is also funding digital advertising campaign urging action on the Dreamer issue as part of the omnibus spending deal.”

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BuzzFeed:

“We have long said that Congress and the White House should come together on a bipartisan agreement to provide the certainty of permanent statutory relief for the Dreamers in exchange for enhanced security for our nation," said Daniel Garza, president of the LIBRE Initiative.”

“Brent Gardner, chief government affairs officer of Americans for Prosperity, added in the statement, “If news reports are true that the White House and congressional Democrats discussed including in the omnibus appropriations bill $25 billion for President Trump’s border request in exchange for a permanent solution for Dreamers, then that’s an offer all parties should immediately accept."

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For interviews with a representative from The LIBRE Initiative, please contact Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4463

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