Ms. Foundation Speaks Out For Dreamers
NEW YORK (December 20, 2017) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to Congress’ failure to pass a clean Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) replacement bill:
“It has been three long months since the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and the lives of nearly 800,000 young people in our country hang in the balance. People who have spent the majority of their lives in this country, going to school, starting careers, and settling with families, are now at risk of deportation.
“DACA was intended as a stopgap measure to keep families together so that people who entered this country as children can remain in the U.S. and pursue their futures without fear. President Trump’s decision to end DACA protections with no legal replacement is a policy of pure, unmitigated cruelty rooted in nothing more than biased fear-mongering.
“Millions of private individuals and corporate leaders have mobilized and made their voices heard on behalf of our nation’s immigrant community. We urge our nation’s leaders to listen before time runs out, and pass a clean bill to protect the Dreamers who are our teachers, our doctors, our nurses, our friends, and who contribute wholeheartedly to the communities where we live.
“The Ms. Foundation for Women and our grantee-partners stand with Dreamers across America. We will continue to fight on their behalf, until Democrats and Republicans pass a clean bill for young immigrants and their families.”
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For over 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant, and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in organizations nationwide.