January 10, 2018

Harris Statement on DACA Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today on the temporary nationwide injunction blocking the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Dreamers are Americans in every respect except on paper. They go to our schools, serve in our military, work in our businesses, live in our communities and pledge allegiance to our flag. This ruling is further proof that the Administration’s decision to pull the rug out from under them by ending DACA was not only immoral, but illegal.

“However, this relief, while important, is not a lasting solution. Congress must act immediately to provide these young people with permanent protection from deportation, which can only come through legislation. Dreamers do not deserve a life where they live in constant fear of a new court decision that could rip them away from their families and the only country they’ve called home.

“It is clear there is support for the DREAM Act on both sides of the aisle and in both houses of Congress. It should be put to a vote without delay.”