September 05, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Immigration enforcement should focus on people who are criminals and threats to public safety, not young people who often have no significant connections to the countries of their births, and whose energy, hard work and innovation are vital components of our economic future. President Trump’s decision to go back on his word to protect these young people is harmful and wrong. I strongly support the bipartisan DREAM Act and previously joined my colleagues in urging President Trump to protect these young people who have great potential to continue contributing to our society and economy. Members of both parties have expressed support for continuing this program, and I urge my colleagues to come together across party lines immediately to support these young people.”

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