DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after President Trump’s arbitrary DACA deadline passed without Republicans taking any action:
“Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA created an unnecessary crisis that has left hundreds of thousands of Dreamers uncertain about their future. And now his arbitrary deadline has passed without any action from the president or Republicans in Congress.
“Without a permanent solution, Trump’s cruel and reckless decision will tear more families apart, shatter communities, drive immigrants into the shadows, and make us all less safe as a result. 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. It’s time for Trump and Republicans in Congress to stop holding Dreamers hostage and work with Democrats to pass the DREAM Act.”