I Condemn President Trump's Actions on DACA

I condemn President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

Nearly 800,000 young people in our country are now at risk of being deported--most from the only country they have ever known. This is a tragedy—not only for these families—but for all Americans. Ripping families apart for no good reason diminishes all of us. It also weakens our economy. But ultimately, as President Barack Obama reminded us, “…this is about basic decency.”

Congress has only six months to pass legislation to protect these individuals. I urge those who share my indignation to contact members of Congress. We need to express our support for passage of humane immigration policy which protects both our security and the values on which we were founded as a nation.