Blumenthal Statement on Reported Trump Administration Plans to End DACA

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“President Trump's reported decision ending DACA betrays American values and America's promise to the Dreamers. Threatening deportation will cruelly disrupt and derail hundreds of thousands Dreamers' lives – and cost America their enormous skills and energy. Just days ago the President called the Dreamers 'terrific' and said 'we love' them, making his plan the height of hypocrisy and inhumanity. I pledge to redouble our bipartisan fight to pass the Dream Act, now more urgent than ever to undo this devastating decision,” Blumenthal said.

“This move doubles down on the President Trump's damaging, divisive campaign rhetoric and prioritizes nationalistic propaganda over compassion, common sense, and sound policy. Five years ago, the United States government made a promise to the Dreamers: step out of the shadows and you will be protected, not punished. If President Trump attempts to break that vow, we will fight him every step of the way.”