WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement this evening on the news that DHS will release 10 year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez, a Dreamer with cerebral palsy who was detained by CBP after undergoing emergency surgery and was being processed for deportation, to her family:
“We are extremely relieved to hear that Rosa Maria Hernandez will finally be released to her family after her senseless detention. Rosa Maria is a Dreamer. She should have never been jailed away from her parents. Her arrest and detention is a dangerous and all-too-real reminder of what will happen to other millions of undocumented young people across the country if Congress fails to pass legislation to protect Dreamers.
“We are thankful for her release. Congress should ensure this doesn’t happen again and act now.”