MA Leaders Blast Trump for Ending DACA

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Political Team

Governor Charlie Baker
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Governor Charlie Baker, and Congressman Jim McGovern are blasting President Donald Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Read their Statements Below:

Governor Charlie Baker

“President Trump made the wrong decision today that could negatively impact our economy and many of the Commonwealth’s families.

I hope Congress acts quickly to find a bipartisan, permanent solution to maintain the protections of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, which includes approximately 8,000 young Massachusetts residents who are right now serving in our economy while striving to give back to their communities.”


Senator Elizabeth Warren
Senator Elizabeth Warren

"Dreamers are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. They are part of the diverse and beautiful fabric of our nation. In 2012, because of the persistence of many of those Dreamers, we promised them a chance to live, work, learn, and contribute to this country without being ripped away from the only home most of them have ever known. We promised to protect the 800,000 DACA recipients from deportation.

President Trump wants to break that promise by ending DACA. President Trump's decision to subject Dreamers to mass deportation is part of the bigoted and anti-immigrant policies that have been a cornerstone of his administration. Tu‎rning our backs on Dreamers makes us weaker, makes us less safe, and betrays our values.

America should keep its promises, and if President Trump doesn't know that, then Congress must pass legislation to make the DACA program permanent. We cannot sit back while our family, friends, and neighbors are driven out of their homes. We must fight to protect Dreamers and protect DACA."


Congressman Jim McGovern
Congressman Jim McGovern

“Today’s decision by President Trump to rescind DACA yet again shows us the cruelty and ugliness of his Administration. Instead of displaying leadership on this issue and working with Congress on a solution rather than ending the program, the President has again given into his worst instincts and supported the voices of hate and bigotry.

“If President Trump actually took the time to talk to DREAMers, he would know that they are proud Americans who contribute to and grow our economy -- they are our neighbors, our friends, and members of our military. They are nurses, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Most were brought here as very young children and worked hard to become responsible community members.

“Forcing these young people to leave the only home they have ever known will needlessly destroy hundreds of thousands of families. Speaker Ryan and House Republicans must immediately bring up legislation to protect DREAMers from the Trump Administration’s heartless decision. Until then, DREAMers should know that the doors to my office are always open to anyone in need of assistance and my office will always be a safe haven.”


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