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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement Following the Trump Administration’s Decision to End DACA

Sep 5, 2017
Press Release

DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay:

“Today, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Although I am disheartened by their efforts to tear families apart and take away opportunities from these hardworking individuals who have continued to contribute to our nation, this action comes as no surprise. Over the last few months I have witnessed the current Administration make it their sole mission to attack immigrants and their families through administrative actions, enacting a Muslim refugee ban, and the verbal assault against those who seek to have a better future and faithfully serve in their communities.

“President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA program marks the beginning of a dark era that will impact DREAMers in multiple communities in North Texas and across our nation. I stand alongside my constituents, DREAMers, business leaders of Fortune 500 Companies, and faith leaders in urging my Republican colleagues to help pass the current DREAM Act. This bill should be brought to the floor without delay because DACA program recipients should not live in fear and uncertainty of their future for a path towards legal citizenship.”

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