Statement on Trump Ending DACA

For Immediate Release
September 5, 2017
Contact: Ricardo A. Ramírez,
rramirez@advancementproject.org,
202-728-9557

 

Statement on Trump Ending DACA

Washington – Today, it was announced that Donald Trump will end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. DACA came to fruition after Dreamers organized and applied pressure on the Obama administration for a measure that would protect them from deportation. Advancement Project’s national office released the following statement:

“Trump has already embraced white supremacy, defended it, and institutionalized it in the White House,” said Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project’s national office. “Ending DACA – which exposes young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. to deportation – is but an extension of this effort.

“When Trump talks about making America great, he means hyper-criminalizing people of color and immigrants – seeing them as less-than-human beings who ought to be removed and erased. Today hurts. But it also shows that Trump does not understand who he is messing with. Dreamers have already built alliances, strengthened movements, upended politics and shaped presidencies. We will stand by them and help turn this moment into momentum that brings deeper and longer-lasting justice.”

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