In response to the Donald Trump administration’s announcement that it is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Reps. Stephanie T. Bolden and Sean Lynn issued a joint statement.
Bolden is an alumna of Delaware State University, and Lynn’s legislative district includes DSU, which is one of five universities participating in a privately funded scholarship program that provides scholarships to DACA recipients. About 75 DACA recipients are currently attending DSU through TheDream.US program.
“The Trump administration’s decision to end DACA is not about ‘rule of law’ or any other excuse that they have manufactured. This is nothing more than a heartless and craven pandering to a shrinking nucleus of supporters. It would cast out into the darkness nearly 1 million young people, many of whom know no other home than the United States. Hundreds of Dreamers call Delaware home and want nothing more than any of us want: an opportunity to live a successful and productive life,” the representatives wrote.
“Since it seems like the Trump administration is ‘misinformed’ about who the Dreamers are, let us remind them: Dreamers are young people who were brought to this country before 2007 before their 16th birthday,” the representatives wrote. “They have a clean criminal record. More than 90 percent of the 800,000 DACA recipients are employed. Others are attending school or serving in the military.
“If this was an honest effort to have Congress act, then it would have been accompanied by a coordinated action with House and Senate leaders. Regardless, we stand with our Congressional Delegation in their efforts and urge them to fight for a legislative solution to this manufactured problem. We hope they and their colleagues work together to resolve this issue,” the representatives wrote.