We Condemn Trump’s ‘Heartless’ Action to End DACA Program

In a heartless move, the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Please know this fight is not over. Congress can still fix this, which is what we’ll push for next.

But for today, get in the streets if you can! There are several actions happening around the state today in response to this news – find one near you at fightandresist.org

For our DREAMer sisters and brothers, please know we are with you and will never stop fighting for you. We also want to share these helpful resources from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) –> What Do I Need to Know About the End of DACA?

The California Immigrant Resource Center also put out this helpful Resource Guide:​ ​Defending​ ​Immigrant​ ​Youth​ ​Post​ ​DACA

For folks on social media, join us in condemning this decision by the Trump Administration. Feel free to retweet this tweet and/or share our Facebook post here.

See our full statement below:

Statement from California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski

Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a heartless, gutless move by the Trump Administration that threatens to rip 800,000 young DREAMers from their families.

California is home to 200,000 DREAMers who contribute to our state’s economy and culture every day. I know some of them. These young people are bright – some downright brilliant – hard-working contributors to our community who strive for the American Dream for themselves and their families. They’re our co-workers, classmates, friends and family. They deserve to be treated with compassion and respect.

By ending DACA, Trump will turn their promising lives upside down in an effort to appease his anti-immigrant base.  He is committing a cold and cynical act that will harm all of us in the long run.

The California labor movement will work tirelessly with Attorney General Xavier Becerra and other state leaders to protect DREAMers from this devastating action. We’re better for having these DREAMers in our lives and in our communities and, unlike the president, we won’t ever turn our backs on them.