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Rep. Meeks Statement on Trump Ending DACA Program

September 5, 2017
Press Release
"This President is once again demonstrating an utter lack of sympathy and a failure to uphold American values..."

 

Rep. Meeks Statement on Trump Ending DACA Program

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Meeks released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“I am deeply disappointed in President Trump’s decision to upend and kick out Dreamers, tearing families apart.  DACA allowed 800,000 children the opportunity to attend school and contribute to our society. Not only do they add tremendous value to our economy, but they are also our friends, neighbors, and classmates. Dreamers are American in every single way, but for the fact that they do not have immigration papers. In many cases, America is the only country Dreamers have ever known.

“With his decision to uproot and kick out Dreamers, this President is once again demonstrating an utter lack of sympathy and a failure to uphold American values.  I look forward to working with my Democratic and Republican colleagues in Congress to pass legislation as soon as possible to restore those protections and grant a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. It’s now up to Congress to make clear that America is still a land of opportunity for all.”

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