Raleigh – In response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), created by President Obama in 2012 to protect immigrants who came to this country as innocent children, NCDP Chair Wayne Goodwin and Hispanic American Democrats of NC President Manolo Betancur released the following statement:
“Today, the Trump administration turned its back on hard-working immigrant families and students. President Trump and Washington Republicans are forcing nearly 800,000 young immigrants who only know this country as their home back into the shadows and tearing families and communities apart. These young Americans are valuable members of our society who want nothing more than to chase the American dream. Today’s action only serves to further divide our country and sow fear in our communities.
“Democrats proudly stand with these innocent, young people and will continue to work with elected officials, community groups, and immigrant families to raise their voices. America’s greatest strength is our diversity. We will continue to work to fix our broken immigration system by supporting the DREAMers, and we call on every family frustrated by today’s actions to get involved and stay politically active. North Carolina Republicans must act now and support legislation in Congress to protect our DREAMers and keep our communities safe.”