Passing a solution for Dreamers will strengthen our military
By James W. Partington, Margaret Stock and Scott Cooper, opinion contributors — 01/30/18 04:45 PM EST 11comments
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America has always been strongest when its policies and actions align with its ideals. That means standing as a beacon for freedom abroad, and opening doors for hardworking and law-abiding people from across the globe here at home.
That’s why it’s critical that Congress and the White House come together and pass a permanent solution following the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It not only will keep us strong — it will keep us safe.
A solution for Dreamers will allow nearly 700,000 DACA recipients, and ideally others — young men and women brought to the United States as children — to continue contributing to our communities and our economy.
Ángel Zúñiga, National Commander
At the 69th American GI Forum of the US National Conference that concluded on July 22, 2017 the following were re-elected or elected as National Executive Officers.
2017-18 AGIF of the US National Executive Board
Ángel Zúñiga Patsy Vasquez-Contes
National Commander National Chairwoman
Corpus Christi, Texas Pueblo, Colorado
Russell Lopez Sylvia Garza
National Vice Commander National Vice Chairwoman
Wheat Ridge, Colorado San Marcos, Texas
Myrna Chavarría Rebecca Lugo
National Secretary National Women’s Secretary
San Antonio, Texas Detroit, Michigan
Patricia Marrero Laura Flores
National Treasurer National Women’s Treasurer
Pueblo, Colorado Denver, Colorado
Mario Perales Jasmine Vigil
National Sgt-at-Arms National Youth Chair
Ft Stockton, Texas Detroit, Michigan