SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) today issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced today it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that began under the Obama administration.
“I am disappointed the Trump administration has decided to terminate a program that in five years of existence has protected nearly 800,000 people who are as American as anybody. In California alone, more than 220,000 residents have benefited from DACA – these people are our friends, neighbors and co-workers. Many thousands have started families and careers and studied at universities in California and across the nation. Most of these individuals have never known another home other than the United States. Polling shows that the DACA program has strong bipartisan support. It is supported by employers, educators and elected officials from both parties. President Trump left the door open for Congress to save the protections created under DACA. We must urge Congress to take action to preserve these protections.”
Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.