TITUS STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S REVIEW OF DACA

Aug 31, 2017
Press Release

Las Vegas – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District responded to reports that the Trump Administration may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“President Trump once promised compassion for DREAMers, but now his administration is signaling that it may upend their lives. Ending DACA appeals to xenophobic beliefs and goes against the founding principles of our nation.  Since 2012, DACA has helped more than 13,000 DREAMers in Nevada go to school, get jobs, and build our community. Now their futures are uncertain in the very place they call home. Any measure to end DACA would cut the state’s GDP by hundreds of millions each year and cost the nation billions to deport DREAMers. Since 2010, Republicans have avoided voting on bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform and bills I have co-sponsored to protect DACA recipients and other immigrants. In my district, immigrants are more than just business owners, students, and doctors. They are friends, family, and a valuable part of the community that deserves to live out of the shadows.”

 

LEGISLATION

  • Congresswoman Titus is a co-sponsor of H.R. 3591, The American Hope Act of 2017, legislation to provide a pathway for DACA recipients and DREAMers to earn Conditional Permanent Resident status (CPR).
  • Congresswoman Titus is also co-sponsoring H.R.532, The Dreamer Information protection Act, legislation prohibiting information provided by a DACA applicant from being used for the purpose of immigration enforcement proceedings.
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