FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808
MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATS STAND WITH DACA RECIPIENTS
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“Today, the Trump Administration reaffirmed its agenda to vilify and punish our nation’s immigrant community – once again forcing them back into the shadows and tearing families apart. The President and extremist Republicans continue to ignore the fact that we’re a nation of immigrants and continue to undermine our American ideals of inclusion and diversity.
“Massachusetts Democrats – including our Senators, Congressional Delegation, and Attorney General Maura Healey – stand with the 7,934 DACA recipients in Massachusetts and the 800,000 across the nation who have long considered America home and have made great contributions to our economy, our society, and our communities.”