Contact: Rep. Mark Spreitzer

Madison, Wisconsin — Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA. In response Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D–Beloit) made the following statement:

“I am outraged by the decision of the Trump administration to end DACA, potentially putting nearly 800,000 young immigrants at risk.  These young Dreamers were brought to the United States as children, and identify as Americans just like those who were born here.  By participating in DACA, they trusted the U.S. government with their futures so they could work, attend school, and contribute more openly to their country.  All of us must speak out and demand that our government honors that trust.

I strongly oppose any action that would divide families, harm our communities, and unfairly target people who are simply trying to make a better life.  Now is the time to stand in solidary with our neighbors against rhetoric and actions that aim to divide and disenfranchise.  I urge Congress to act swiftly to protect the Dreamers who proudly call the United States home.  It is our diversity that makes this nation strong and we must act to continue this American tradition.”

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