Executive Order to Rescind DACA is Morally Reprehensible and Devastating to Californians
Advancement Project California stands in solidarity with DREAMers and honors their visionary leadership
LOS ANGELES — Advancement Project California condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act. There is no moral or economic justification to ending DACA and we stand in solidarity with the DREAMers who have paved a new course for American politics through their passion, courage and resilience.
John Kim, Executive Director of Advancement Project California, issued the following statement:
“Today’s action not only endangers the dreams of the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients but also endangers the forward progress this country has made towards a more just and inclusive union. We firmly believe that this move to rescind DACA is purely based on the false premise of white nativism and the planned execution of an anti-immigrant agenda being pushed by this Administration from day one.”
But today is a day to not only react to this morally reprehensible decision of the Trump Administration to end the DACA program. It is also a day to honor and lift up the voices that got us here. Over the past decade, the DREAMers have reminded us what truly makes America great. They reminded us of the courage, the vision, and resilience required for our country to seize our future and to move us beyond the political ghosts of the past. Today, we all need to stand alongside these DREAMers and to lift up their voices and to follow their lead.
We urge Congress to immediately start work on legislation that protects these DREAMers from the craven and erratic whims of this Administration. We urge Congress to work on a “clean bill” that does not, in any way, leverage the fate of these Americans for other political agendas. We urge Congress to do their jobs and help us avoid the moral and economic disaster this country will face if and when this program is allowed to sunset.
We encourage all Californians to get involved in this fight. An estimated 200,000 DACA recipients reside here in California and are a vital part of our communities, our schools, and our state’s future. You can support by joining our partners today for a national day of mobilization to defend DACA:
- The Coalition for Humane and Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is organizing an action at Placita Olvera in Downtown Los Angeles (845 N Alameda St, Los Angeles 90012) at 5PM. The event will be followed by a DACA healing circle.
- Visit weareheretostay.com for resources on how to take care of your family, as well as information on how to take action now. Support organizations like United We Dream and the National Immigration Law Center.
- Organizations like CHIRLA, United We Dream, and National Immigration Law Center have been leading this fight for years and deserve our support in terms of our time, energy and financial support.
Tags: DACA, DREAMers, immigration, immigration reform