Now that the Trump administration has cruelly and inhumanely ended the DACA program, it is critical that Congress step up and pass legislation to permanently protect Dreamers.
With the end of DACA, it is now more important than ever for Congress to pass a permanent solution to protect Dreamers from deportation and provide them with a path to lawful status so that they are recognized as the Americans they are.
Although anti-immigrant voices may feel that they have won their crusade to end the program, this is only the beginning of the fight to protect a population that Americans overwhelmingly support.
It is reprehensible that the administration gave in to anti-immigrant threats instead of standing up for what is right. Now Dreamers and their families are forced to live in fear until Congress takes action.
There is widespread support for multiple bills in both the House and Senate that provide permanent relief for Dreamers. This is not the time to play political ping-pong with these Dreamers' futures. Congress MUST act now to pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017 without any holds, games, or trades by any party.
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