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Schumer Statement On The 10th Anniversary Of DACA

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“For ten years, the DACA program has provided protections to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many whom have only known life in America. Since its beginning, DACA has endured because the American people understand that DACA recipients are Americans in every sense of the word. They’re the doctors, nurses, farm workers, grocery store clerks, and teachers who were on the frontlines of the pandemic and contributed to our economic recovery, often risking their own lives in the process. They represent the very best of us, and just as many of them have sacrificed and contributed to this country, we too must fight alongside them to secure their future.

“As our Dreamers continue to suffer discrimination and bigotry across the country, Senate Democrats won’t allow the DACA program to be further eroded, putting thousands of immigrant families at risk of deportation. After a decade of inaction and obstruction, it is time for our Senate Republicans colleagues to show they have not forgotten the sacrifices of Dreamers. We stand ready to work together to pass legislation that will offer Dreamers the pathway to citizenship they deserve.”