For Immediate Release
September 5, 2017

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
405-536-2417

Oklahoma Democrats on Trump Rescinding DACA

In response to the Trump’s administration decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), created by President Obama in 2012 to protect immigrants who came to this country as children, the Oklahoma Democratic Party, released the following statement:

“Today, the Trump administration turned its back on hard-working immigrant families and students. Donald Trump’s actions today force thousands of immigrants back into the shadows, tears families and communities apart and is a devastating blow to the nearly 800,000 young immigrants who only know this country as their home. Trump and his Republicans are choosing to further divide our country, create fear in our communities and even hurt our economy.

“Donald Trump’s actions today are cruel and bends to the wishes of extremist Republicans in his own party. Democrats proudly stand by the 6,865 DACA beneficiaries in Oklahoma and believe that America’s biggest strength is our diversity. We will continue to work to fix our broken immigration system and the most important step in doing that is supporting the DREAMers who are contributing to our economy and were brought to this country by no fault of their own. We urge Oklahoma Republicans to act and support legislation in Congress to protect our DREAMers and keep our communities safe.”

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.