June 15, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on the 6th Anniversary of DACA

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement in recognition of the 6th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“DREAMers were brought to this country by their parents, looking for a better life. The DACA program allowed them to live in the only country they’ve ever known, the only country they’ve ever loved. They have started careers, families, and businesses, and contributed immeasurably to our economy and society.

“Six years after this program brought relief and stability to these young adults, these DREAMers have now been put in limbo thanks to the xenophobic policies of the Trump administration and the heartlessness of the Republican Congress. They no longer know if they can continue pursuing their education, or get the job they have been working so hard for, or keep taking care of their young children.

“Republicans are now pursuing a highly partisan bill that is a reiteration of President Trump’s harshest immigration policies. The real solution for DREAMers lies in finally passing the DREAM Act and a pathway to citizenship, so that these students, doctors, service members, teachers, parents, neighbors, and friends can continue living the American dream.”