Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA Program

September 5, 2017 | Topic: Rights

“I am carefully reviewing the President’s DACA directive and am in communication with fellow Attorneys General and state leaders.  I won’t hesitate to do my job and take legal action if the federal government breaks the law as it ends its commitment to these young people.

There are 5,889 “Dreamers” in Pennsylvania who contribute to our economy, our military and quality of life.  They came here through no fault of their own as young children in the care of their parents.  They relied on a commitment from the U.S. Government and should be able to depend on that promise—not live in fear.

I renew my call on Congress to finally pass comprehensive immigration reform and border security.”

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