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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Trump Administration’s Cruel Decision to End DACA

September 5, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration is ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:

“President Trump’s elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a cruel betrayal of 800,000 young DREAMers who love this country and call America home.  Deporting college students, first responders, and service members who came to America as children is bigoted, callous, and does nothing to make America stronger.

“House Republican leadership must immediately bring legislation to the House Floor to preserve DACA and protect DREAMers from deportation. House Democrats are united and we will fight to protect DREAMers and the best of American values they represent.”