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Rep. Rice Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA

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Rockville Centre, September 5, 2017 | Coleman Lamb (2022255516) | comments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA is a cruel and senseless mistake that Congress must immediately rectify,” said Representative Kathleen Rice. “Dreamers are Americans in every way but their paperwork, and forcing them to once again live in fear of deportation only serves to further divide our country and excite anti-immigrant extremists on the far right. Republicans in Congress who have spoken in support of DACA must now come together with Democrats and take action to ensure that Dreamers can continue to live and work and contribute to their communities without the constant threat of being deported from the only home they’ve ever known. Sending President Trump a bill to protect Dreamers is the least that we can do – and we should follow it by finally taking up comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship for all the millions of hard-working, law-abiding undocumented immigrants living in the shadows of American society.”

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