Princeton Mayor Decries The End Of DACA

Princeton Mayor Decries The End Of DACA


By:  Anthony Bellano
Princeton Patch

 
PRINCETON, NJ — Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert called the decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) "a cruel decision that will tear apart families, undermine our economy and betrays our values" in a statement Tuesday morning.

"The fact is today's announcement makes the passage of a clean DREAM Act a national emergency," Sen. Bob Menendez said. "Congressional Republicans find themselves at another critical junction where they can put country over party by refusing to stand on the sidelines of this president's self-destructive behavior. Make no mistake, history is on our side and it is my sincere hope Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan allow us to swiftly vote on a bill that enshrines legal protections for our DREAMers without any unrelated provisions or poison pills. I personally worked for years to convince the Obama administration to create the DACA program and I refuse to let its beneficiaries be further victimized in the name of nativist fear mongering. Now is not the time to sit idly by hoping extremists catch up with reality; it is time for elected leaders to do our job, stand up and protect those who cannot protect themselves."

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