Noorani: ‘This is not who we are’

Communications Associate

September 3, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. —President Trump’s administration will rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), delaying enforcement of the decision for six months in order for Congress to act, according to news reports tonight.

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

“My heart breaks for the young immigrants for whom fear and anguish will replace the promise they both saw and brought to America. They are our colleagues, our friends, our neighbors, our fellow church-goers. They are American in every way but paperwork.

“We have a solution before our eyes. Leaders in Congress from both parties must act immediately to pass a solution such as the DREAM Act that preserves Dreamers’ economic contributions and benefits American workers.

“We must not deport the American promise these young immigrants and their families represent. That’s not who we are.”