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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Congressman Evans Stands Up For DREAMers

September 5, 2017
Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its plans to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“America’s DREAMers are students, military service members, teachers, scientists, doctors, and lawyers; more than that they are our friends and our neighbors,” Congressman Evans said. “I am by no means surprised by the President’s decision to repeal DACA, but I am incredibly disheartened to see the Trump Administration turn its back on the DREAMers who were brought to our country when they were children. We are talking about deporting children---who have grown into able and solid young adults who work alongside us, pray with us, pay taxes, and  had no say in their parent’s decision to come to this country. For this they should not be punished.”

“The American people will not forgot today’s misguided decision by President Trump, which puts the lives of 800,000 people at risk. The same people who are contributing to our economy and our neighborhoods each and every day. I want to let all of the DREAMers not only in my District but those in our Commonwealth and our nation know, that I stand with you and I am here for you, and this injustice will not stand,” Evans said.

 

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

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