SACRAMENTO – Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, released this statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) while giving the U.S. Congress six months to address the immigration status of Dreamers:
“The Trump administration’s decision to end DACA is heartless, plain and simple. Congress has six months to get this right and enact a law to protect Dreamers, who are here through no fault of their own, brought by their undocumented parents.
“These children have grown up here, gone to school, played on their Little League teams, gone to their proms, earned their first paychecks: basically, they’ve lived the American dream. To think we would abandon these young Americans and tear them from their roots and send them to a foreign country they don’t know is the height of cruelty that I cannot imagine.
“We will be there every step of the way to stand up for these young men and women who are as American as our sons and daughters.”