Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

SEPTEMBER 5 - Neighbors Link is not completely surprised by the decision of the Department of Justice at the request of President Trump to cease and desist the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Data shows that those who have applied for DACA know no other country as their home but the United States due to their age when they arrived. Data shows that DACA recipients are either working or in school - either way contributing to their communities and the economy. If these are not the values and activities that we believe in as a country, then what are? We are not surprised, but we are no less heartbroken with this irrational, illogical and indefensible decision by this administration. We are also even more determined to support and defend the rights of the almost 800,000 individuals who proudly call themselves DACAmented Americans.