Statement by the Communications Workers of America on the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:
The Trump administration’s policy to subject 800,000 young immigrants to deportation from the only country they’ve ever known is cruel and mean-spirited.
These young people were brought here by their parents at a very young age. They know no other home than the United States, and have made productive, successful lives here, contributing to their communities and looking to be full participants in our nation. The United States is their home country.
Democrats and Republicans, including the Republican leadership, have urged the President not to eliminate DACA.
It’s now up to Congress to focus on passing legislation to protect these innocent young people. DACA should not be eliminated until Congress passes a replacement.