Congressman Sherman Releases Statement Condemning Trump’s Decision to End DACA
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay:
Today’s announcement that the President will turn his back on DREAMers by ending DACA, essentially deporting nearly 800,000 young men and women who are American in every way, will undermine economic growth, bring fear to our communities, and tear families apart.
"DACA has transformed the lives of young people who know no other country than America and has resulted in economic gains for cities, states, and nation as a whole. California will see the largest economic loss as a result of the President’s decision, as the removal of over 200,000 Californian DACA workers will lead to an annual GDP loss of $11.3 billion.
“I am committed to working with House Republicans and my Democratic colleagues to pass legislation that will safeguard our young DREAMers.”