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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on DACA Reversal

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“It is grossly unfair and morally reprehensible for the U.S. government to go back on its word and deport undocumented young people who bravely came out of the shadows and registered under DACA.

“DACA was part of an effort to find solutions to our broken immigration system and a legal path to citizenship for millions of hardworking people who were brought to America as babies and children through no choice of their own, by parents in search of a better life for their families.

“It is urgent that Congress act to protect the young adults covered by the DACA program, and finally get serious about comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform. It is on Congress to prove to Americans of every race and creed that our government keeps its promises, and rejects hate and xenophobia.”

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