DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement on the 9th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program being announced:
“Nine years ago, the announcement of DACA began paving the way for hundreds of thousands of people to come out of the shadows, able to live in and strengthen their communities without fear of deportation. Dreamers make undeniable contributions to our country and they should not have to live with fear and uncertainty. While Trump and Republicans have led attacks to try to weaken or destroy DACA, Democrats are fighting to ensure we fix our broken immigration system and create a permanent solution for Dreamers, which a vast majority of Americans across the political spectrum support.
“Democrats are proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Dreamers as President Biden prioritizes restoring respect and humanity to the way immigrants are treated in our country. Immigrants are essential to the fabric of our nation, and we will continue to fight for vital protections and a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients.”