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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Rescinding of DAPA and Expanded DACA

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Washington, June 16, 2017 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, issued the following statement about the Trump Administration rescinding the 2014 creation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
“The administration’s rescinding of DAPA and expanded DACA is deeply disappointing, but unfortunately not surprising.  It is one more sign that the administration has no interest in finding a way to keep immigrant families together.
“This administration is so single-mindedly focused on the absolute enforcement of immigration law that it has forgotten an important lesson of American history: the strict enforcement of a law is not always the same thing as justice.
“What we need are immigration laws and policies that protect our nation’s borders and at the same time honor our moral values and acknowledge the important contributions of immigrants to our country.  That is why we need to pass fair and just bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform that treats immigrants humanely and keeps families together.”

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