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Beyer Statement on the Future of DACA

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Washington, September 5, 2017 | comments

Rep. Don Beyer released this statement today following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.

“President Trump’s decision to end DACA and begin deporting our Dreamers betrays nearly one million young people who grew up with this country as their own and made so many contributions to it,” said Rep. Beyer. “This act of malice will tear apart hundreds of thousands of American families and inflict serious economic damage on the country. Congress has no choice but to act immediately, and it should begin consideration of the American Hope Act to protect Dreamers.”

Rep. Beyer is an original cosponsor of the successor to the DREAM Act, the American Hope Act, and has signed previous letters to Presidents Obama and Trump urging their administrations to protect the DACA program, and to defend it from legal challenges.

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