Miami, FL – On the heels of pardoning racist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Trump administration shamefully announced Tuesday they would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA, a policy that enjoys broad support even with Trump voters. For Florida’s Future released the following statement in response:
“Heartless. That’s the only way to describe Donald Trump’s decision to leave more than 800,000 young DREAMers defenseless and without protection from deportation from the only home they’ve ever known. Because of DACA nearly 33,000 young undocumented Floridians have been able to go to school, get a driver’s license, and work to build a stronger economy and a brighter future for our state. Without their contributions, Florida could lose as much as $1.5 billion in annual GDP. The Republican-run Congress can and must take immediate action to protect these these families from being ripped apart,” said For Florida’s Future communications director Blake Williams.
Huffington Post: “Seventy-Five Percent of Trump Voters Want Legal Status for Dreamers”
MSNBC Video: “American Dreamers: DACA recipients among first Harvey responders”
McClatchy: “These are the military recruits who might be deported under Trump”:“Some young immigrants protected by the Obama-era “Dreamer” program who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and enlisted in the military are worried they’ll be deported, after indications from the Trump administration that they could be left without legal protection to stay in the country they signed up to fight for.”
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