August 31, 2017

Udall Condemns Trump’s Reported Plan to End DACA

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall responded to news that President Trump may soon announce an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He issued the following statement:

“DACA has compassionately allowed 9,000 young New Mexicans, who have known no other country than the United States as their home, to legally realize their dreams of continuing their education and contributing to the economy and their community. These young people came to our country as children, and today, they are working and going to school to become teachers, doctors, engineers. They are making our country stronger – reneging on our promise to them now is hurtful and wrong, not to mention a disaster for our economy.

“The United States of America that I love honors its commitments, and I will fight tooth and nail to defend our Dreamers and prevent families from being ripped apart. Instead of peddling these dangerous, hateful proposals to deport young people who are contributing to our society and waste billions of dollars to build a pointless wall, we should be focused on comprehensive legislation to fix our immigration system."