July 29, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On DHS Memo Outlining Recession Of DACA

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum enacting significant changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, including reducing grants from two years to one year and outright rejecting new DACA applications. Addressing the memo, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement:

“Barely two months after the Supreme Court ruled that it was unlawful to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Trump administration has made it clear they intend to continue to defy court orders. As my colleagues and I have previously noted to President Trump and Leader McConnell: the DACA program must be fully reinstated and a DREAM Act must be passed. We can’t stop fighting for the tens of thousands of Dreamers and their families who call New York home, and who are essential to our future and our state’s recovery from this pandemic.”