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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Statement on Trump’s DACA Repeal


Sep 5, 2017
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“At a time when rebuilding and reconciliation should be at the top of our national agenda, it is shameful that the President has decided to terminate a program that embodies the best of American values. DACA recognizes the incredible contributions being made to our country by young people – the DREAMers as we call them – who were brought here without being given a choice, but then studied, worked and excelled in ways that should make all of us proud. 

“These young people have overcome great odds and untold hardships to go to college, serve in our military and make lasting contributions to our communities and to our economy. They are our neighbors, our coworkers, our classmates and our service members. Repealing the DACA program will uproot patriotic Americans who want to live in and contribute to the nation they know and love.

“I call upon Speaker Ryan and other leaders in Congress to counter the President’s action by bringing the DREAM Act to the floor for what I hope will be swift, bi-partisan passage.”