FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2017
MAYORS & COUNTY OFFICIALS DENOUNCE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECISION TO END DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS
Cities for Action – representing 55 million people across the nation – condemns the President’s decision to rescind DACA and calls on Congress to swiftly pass a legislative solution
WASHINGTON – President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is heartless. DACA is a common-sense policy that allows nearly 800,000 immigrant youth to come out of the shadows and contribute to the U.S. economy. These young people only know the United States as their home, but the President’s decision will expose them to deportation and take away their ability to work, putting their lives and the well-being of their families in jeopardy. Mayors and county executives are committed to utilizing every avenue to protect and provide for these young people. Congress must take immediate action to pass critical legislation that protects Dreamers from deportation. A solution is long overdue and the time for a permanent solution is now.