Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to White House leaks of possible repeal of theDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“We urge the President to not revoke the immigration status of hundreds of thousands of innocent children and young people by ending DACA. To expose hundreds of thousands of Dreamers to deportation, just days after pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio for illegal racial profiling and abuse of Latinx people, would be simply horrific.
“DACA was first put in place in 2012 by President Obama to keep families together. The program has assisted over 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children to remain in the states. The time granted has allowed many the stability to pursue degrees and work without fear of deportation. Now, the administration is wavering with plans to change the policy without any consideration for the lives and families that it will rip apart.
“The Ms. Foundation for Women stands with Dreamers across America. Families belong together, and we will continue to support our grantees who support Dreamers and their communities.”
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