Pelosi Statement on News Reports that President Trump Will End DACA

Sep 4, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following news reports that President Trump will terminate the landmark Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative with a six-month delay period:
 
“President Trump’s decision to end DACA should break the hearts and offend the morals of all who believe in justice and human dignity.  This cruel act of political cowardice deals a stunning blow to the bright young DREAMers and to everyone who cherishes the American Dream.  Strangely, the President has chosen to pardon someone who shares his anti-immigrant views, Sheriff Arpaio, who was convicted, while punishing young children who are innocent.
 
“Congress must move immediately to protect these courageous, patriotic DREAMers.  House Republicans must join Democrats to pass legislation to safeguard our young DREAMers from the senseless cruelty of deportation and shield families from separation and heartbreak.  Democrats will stand firm with DREAMers and redouble our efforts to protect our nation’s families from the Trump Administration’s mass deportation agenda.”
 

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