At Risk: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Assistant Director of Communications

July 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration may not defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), comments today by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggest.

Support for DACA spans the political spectrum. Earlier this week, for example, two Texas evangelical pastors urged the administration to uphold it — until Congress passes a legislative solution.

The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum:

“Recipients of deferred action are our colleagues, friends and neighbors. They are studying hard, working hard and contributing to a healthy economy for American workers.

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals keeps families intact and strengthens our communities. It must remain in place until Congress creates a solution for these young people who are American in every way but birth.”