Blumenauer Statement on Trump Administration Decision on DAPA, DACA

June 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Blumenauer today released the following statement on the decision by the Department of Homeland Security to roll back the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program and continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“The decision to revoke DAPA is heartless and inhumane. These are the parents of American citizens. Imagine a young child being torn apart from his or her parents. Instilling fear and uncertainty will do nothing but harm.

“I implore Trump to take a step back, drop his hateful immigration agenda, and pursue a more rational and compassionate approach.

“The only bright spot is that the DACA program remains intact, at least for now. With ICE agents targeting DREAMers in recent months, it’s all the more critical we hold this administration accountable to keep our commitment to those children who put their faith in us.”