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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S TERMINATION OF DACA

September 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

 “As an immigrant to the United States brought here when I was three years old, I know that our nation’s embrace of immigrants is what makes it great.  Trump's cowardly decision to end DACA goes against the very forces that have made America an exceptional country.  Deporting hundreds of thousands of Asians and Latinos—nearly half of whom were brought to the U.S. before the age of 7—is not only cruel, it will hurt our economy.  One report estimates an economic loss of $460 billion over the next decade.  I stand firmly with my Democratic colleagues to fight this action and do whatever we can to protect DREAMers.  I call on Speaker Ryan to work with Democrats to extend the DACA program through legislation.”

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