WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it was rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
“DREAMers were brought here as children and only know the United States as their home – they serve in our military, pay taxes, and contribute to communities across the country. The vast majority of these young people—more than 97 percent—are in school or the workforce. And one recent study found that 72 percent of all DACA recipients currently in school are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher.
“Ending DACA, which has been in place since 2012, would create tremendous uncertainty and risk deportation for DREAMers across the country. I sent a letter urging the President to keep DACA in place along with 41 other Senators, and I stand ready to work with those on both sides of the aisle to preserve it.”