For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Kristian Ramos, KristianR@mifamiliavota.org
Playing Politics With DACA Won’t Win Trump the Election
President Trump’s DACA Recipients Are Here To Stay
Washington D.C.- The White House announced Tuesday that the United States will take steps to wind down legal protections for hundreds of thousands DACA recipients while it conducts a legal review after the Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA.
Hector Sanchez Barba, Executive Director and CEO of Mi Familia Vota released the following statement in response to the President’s latest outrageous actions against our community.
“Here is what we know: Donald Trump & the Department of Homeland Security have refused to do what the Supreme Court of The United States has told them to do and are actively working to dismantle DACA. Make no mistake, this is the first step toward ending the program completely. Trump is putting the lives of 300,000 undocumented youth at threat of deportation while at the same time increasing enforcement in our cities with federal agents being deployed to cities across the country and threatening people during a pandemic, we won’t let this happen. The only way for us to truly make sure our friends and family are safe is to say #BastaTrump in November.”
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.