WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today joined fellow leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in sending a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas D. Homan to express outrage at a series of tweets that ICE issued on March 9, 2017 regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers.
“DHS’s recent tweets make clear what many of us have known for some time: Donald Trump and this administration are more interested in deporting immigrants than they are in protecting families or retaining talent for our workforce,” Rep. Grijalva said. “The DACA program was a commitment between our government and bright young people all across this country who have never known another place as home. Instead of honoring that commitment, Trump and his administration continue to imply that they would rather punish DACA recipients for choices they never made. Trump should know that fear is not a substitute for leadership – he can continue trying to terrorize immigrant communities, but immigrants will rise above his hate each and every time.”
The full text of the letter is available here.