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Key Congressional Districts to Lose Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Annually if Speaker Ryan & House Republicans Fail to Pass the DREAM Act

It has been more than a month since President Trump callously revoked DACA, a program that has helped more than 800,000 law-abiding, hardworking young immigrants. Trump kicked it over to Congress and gave them a 6-month period to protect DREAMers through the legislative process. Shamefully, Speaker Ryan and many House Republicans are still refusing to support the only bipartisan, bicameral bill: the DREAM Act.

As each day goes by with their names absent from the DREAM Act, we are reminded that the lives of over 800,000 DREAMers are at constant risk as a result of House Republicans’ failed leadership. To clarify how reckless this is, beyond being morally bankrupt, deporting law-abiding DREAMers would literally cost local economies millions of dollars. A recent study by the University of Southern California and the Center of American Progress found the annual GDP loss in each Congressional Districts.

Here’s the list of vulnerable House Republicans refusing to support the DREAM Act and the millions their district would lose if they don’t sign on to the DREAM Act and protect DREAMers from deportation:

  • AZ-02: Martha McSally: $82,000,000
  • CA-22: Devin Nunes: $273,800,000
  • CA-25: Stephen Knight: $159,600,000
  • CA-39: Edward Royce: $202,000,000
  • CA-45: Mimi Walters: $175,400,000
  • CA-48: Dana Rohrabacher: $199,400,000
  • CA-49: Darrell Issa: $99,900,000
  • CA-50: Duncan Hunter: $213,300,000
  • CO-3: Scott Tipton: $95,700,000
  • FL-25: Mario Diaz-Balart: $128,900,000
  • FL-26: Carlos Curbelo: $92,500,000
  • NE-2: Don Bacon: $82,100,000
  • TX-7: John Culberson: $290,500,000
  • TX-23: Will Hurd: $159,300,000
  • TX-32: Pete Sessions: $274,800,000

“Passing the bipartisan DREAM Act is not only a moral imperative, it’s also a critical pro-growth policy for our economy,” said Javier Gamboa of the DCCC. “Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ opposition to the DREAM Act is yet another example of their failure to deliver for their hardworking constituents.” 

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