Ros-Lehtinen Statement on Elimination of DACA

Sep 5, 2017

Ros-Lehtinen Statement on Elimination of DACA

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) made the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. 

Statement from Ros-Lehtinen:

"This decision by the administration to end DACA and shut down the dreams of young immigrants is heartbreaking, reckless and wrong.  For too long, Dreamers have been living with fear and unable to plan for their futures. DACA was necessary to provide a migratory safe harbor and it is cruel to take away the opportunities to work and go to school currently afforded to them. I remain committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to find a permanent legislative solution that protects DREAMers so that our nation does not lose this treasure trove of young people who only truly know and love the United States as their home. I call on my Congressional colleagues to debate and vote on the DREAM Act that Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard and I have presented or on one of the many bills proposed, such as the RAC Act or BRIDGE Act, to help Dreamers achieve permanence and certainty."

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