Schumer Blasts Trump Administration For Continued Attacks On DACA & Immigrant Youth, Urges Senate Republicans To Pass HR6, The American Dream And Promise ActJuly 29, 2020
Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer issued the following statement following yesterday’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that it will reconsider the future of the DACA program, while rejecting new applications and limiting renewals to only a year:
“The Supreme Court could not have been clearer when it rejected President Trump’s hard-hearted repeal of DACA. Yet President Trump continues to openly defy the law by undermining the program and putting thousands of new eligible young immigrant applicants at risk of deportation. The president’s relentless, heartless attacks on Dreamers show that he is not interested in finding a solution, only creating chaos and distractions. It seems President Trump will stop at nothing to advance his anti-immigrant agenda.
“Yesterday, Senate Republicans again objected to Senator Durbin’s request to pass the bipartisan American Dream and Promise Act—legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients. No matter what, Senate Democrats will fight to protect the immigrant community, and we will continue to press our Senate Republicans colleagues to help us protect Dreamers.”