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Beyer Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision To End DAPA Program

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Washington, June 16, 2017 | comments

Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program:

“Last night, following the tragic events in Alexandria, members of both parties gathered at the Congressional Baseball Game to put partisanship aside with a celebration of friendship and unity. Before the game had even finished, the Trump Administration shattered this spirit of good feelings by announcing the rescission of the DAPA program.

Northern Virginia families already saw the distressing impact of Trump’s divisive policies when ICE officials detained Liliana Cruz Mendez, mother to two American citizens. It is of some comfort that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, initiated 5 years ago, remains in place, but the need for Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform with a pathway to citizenship has never been more urgent.”

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