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Trump on Dreamers: “A Decision That I Make”

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Question: Will Trump Once Again Buckle to White Nationalists, Or Show He is Different Than That?

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to Jonathan Swan’s report in Axios that the White House is considering ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Ending DACA would have life-changing consequences for hundreds of thousands of young people who are fully contributing to America.

As the Trump Administration floats this trial balloon, the family of Riccy Enriquez Perdomo—including her five year-old daughter—are finally being reunited after a week of hell. Riccy has DACA, but the Administration still tried to deport her. The outcry from her family and community has been intense. Multiply this by 800,000 and you see what ending DACA would look like.

That is not the type of country we should be.

As last night’s report makes clear, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other extremists are driving the push to end this popular and successful program. President Trump, who called DACA a ‘decision that I make, ’ should stand up to these obvious attempts to force his hand and, instead, keep DACA in place.