Gov. John Carney and 10 other governors sent a letter Sept. 7 to Congressional leaders, urging Congress to pass legislation that will allow young adults subject to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to remain in the U.S.
“The action President Trump has taken to rescind the DACA program is not an answer to our nation's ongoing need for permanent and comprehensive immigration reform. The nearly 800,000 DACA-recipients, who are currently working in the United States or attending a university or college, should not be penalized for the gridlock in Washington that has blocked real solutions from moving forward. They are hard-working individuals who are contributing to their communities, paying taxes, and in, in many cases, even serving in the U.S. military,” the governors wrote.
“Rescinding DACA will not only put these young people in limbo, it will also harm businesses in our states who have hired, trained and invested in them. We are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation of immigrants, compassion and common sense. We strongly urge you to work together to take immediate action to ensure that these young people can continue to live, work and contribute to the country they have called home for most of their lives.”
The full text of the letter is available at bit.ly/2jbJ78e.