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Congressman Andre Carson

Representing the 7th District of INDIANA

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Rep. Carson Statement on the Trump Administration's Decision to End DACA

Sep 5, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC -Today, Congressman André Carson released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay:

“Today, President Trump turned his back on hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans who have only known this country as their home.

“His decision to end DACA will tear families apart, make our families and communities less safe and deal a devastating blow to our nation’s economy.

“Congress must immediately put politics aside and move to provide a permanent and fair solution for immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, including the nearly 10,000 DREAMers living in Indiana. DREAMers are not political bargaining chips; instead, we must keep our promise to the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients who stepped out of the shadows, applied for the program, and made meaningful contributions to their communities. While Congress needs to immediately address the DACA program, I will continue to fight for the comprehensive immigration reform which our nation so urgently needs.”