CHCI Pens Must-Read Op-Ed About Young Immigrants and DACA

The Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump is only days away. With this in mind, Domenika Lynch, President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) wrote an op-ed regarding the future of President Obama's hallmark immigration policy — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The opinion piece was published today by The Hill, a top political website.

CHCI is proud of our work as a non-partisan leadership development organization that is cultivating the next generation of Latino American leaders, strengthening the talent pipeline and ensuring that Latinos are represented across all sectors of society. CHCI trains nearly 1,700 students and young professionals yearly, including DACA recipients, through our fellowships, congressional internships, scholarships, and college readiness programs. Our efforts to cultivate the next generation of Latino American leaders will be impacted significantly if DACA is changed or eliminated.

With a hyper-partisan election just barely in the rearview, it is critical that DACA rises above politics. To read the op-ed published by The Hill, “Trump should work with Congress to save 'Dreamers”, please click here.