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Brown: DACA Termination is a Cruel Betrayal of Our Values

September 5, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative:

“My grandmother came to this country as a domestic worker, without proper documentation. She did this so that my father could become the first member of our family to go to college. He became a doctor and dedicated himself to serving those most in need in some of the poorest neighborhoods in our country.

“I strongly support DACA. Each of us is strengthened when all of us succeed, and we all suffer when members of our communities are kept from reaching their potential. But today, Donald Trump stole the American Dream from hundreds of thousands of Americans who serve in the military, contribute to our economy and call our country home. This is a cruel betrayal of our values.

“I will continue to forcefully support the DREAM Act. Congress must swiftly vote on it and send it to the President's desk. It is the right thing to do.”