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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Statement on Reports President Trump will End DACA

September 4, 2017
Press Release

DEARBORN, MIU.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on reports that President Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). 

"The reports that President Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA, are heartbreaking for the individuals who came to this country as children and for the businesses, universities and communities that benefit from their contributions every day.     

"These young people were brought here through no fault of their own. America is their home and DACA has allowed them to become hardworking, contributing members of our society – offering their talents to the workforce and paying taxes that go toward improving our health care, infrastructure and other critical services. Regardless of whether they earn a college degree, work on a farm or in a restaurant, or are raising a family, they deserve the opportunity to apply for permanent resident status, and ultimately citizenship, and not be ripped from their families and the lives they know.

"In light of these reports, Congress must come together with businesses, universities, and lawmakers of both parties to protect these individuals. This is not only the right thing for these young people, but for our country and our economic competitiveness – now and in the future."