DNC on Latest DACA Developments
April 25, 2018
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after a third federal judge ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA and gave them 90 days to challenge the ruling before having to reinstate the program:
“Once again, our judicial system has rejected the Trump administration’s cruel and unconstitutional decision to end DACA. But while this decision is another important victory, it remains urgent that Congress take action to permanently protect Dreamers. These are our neighbors and friends, our classmates and co-workers. They are American in every way but on paper, and they deserve the chance to stay in the country they call home.
“Democrats believe that diversity and compassion are our nation’s greatest strengths. We believe in fixing our immigration system, not uprooting lives and shattering families. And we will continue to challenge Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s unconstitutional attacks and fight for the immigrant families who contribute to our country every day.”