TITUS STATEMENT ON TRUMP ENDING DACA

Sep 5, 2017
Press Release

September 5, 2017

Las Vegas – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“Days after pardoning civil rights abuser Joe Arpaio, President Trump is tearing apart families and turning his back on a promise to protect DACA. Since 2012, DACA has helped more than 13,000 DREAMers in the state go to school, build careers, and strengthen our community. Now they will be forced into the shadows. This is a disastrous mistake that will cost Nevada’s GDP hundreds of millions per year and the federal government billions to deport DREAMers. Republicans have spent the better part of a decade avoiding votes on bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform and bills I have co-sponsored to protect immigrant families. This inaction has paved the way for Trump’s xenophobia and damaging actions. I am working with community leaders to help provide access to resources for immigrants and urging my colleagues in Congress to reverse Trump’s latest attack on working families. We will not let Trump destroy the American Dream for 800,000 family members, friends, and neighbors in our nation.”

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 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.

 

  • Congresswoman Titus is supporting H.R. 496, The BRIDGE Act, legislation to provide provisional protected presence to qualified individuals who came to the United States as children. 
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