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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Velázquez on DACA Court Ruling

Velázquez on DACA Court Ruling
January 10, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement after a federal judge temporarily halted President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 
                                                                  
                “This ruling, while an important check on President Trump’s executive actions, is only a brief reprieve for the thousands of young Dreamers who face an uncertain future. Establishing a permanent solution by codifying DACA into law remains a pressing priority and this injunction does not alleviate that urgency. 
 
                “For many of these young people, America is the only country they know as home. We have a moral imperative to ensure they are protected from this Administration’s cold hearted, anti-immigrant policies.  If a clean Dream Act were put on the floor, it would pass with bipartisan support and I challenge the House Republican Leadership to take that step immediately.” 
 
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