Chairman Crowley Statement on DACA Ruling in California

Jan 10, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after a judge in California temporarily halted President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:

“It is more urgent than ever that Congress immediately brings security and stability to the DREAMers. This ruling, while heartening for the thousands of DREAMers facing imminent deportation, is not permanent and is not a solution. The uncertainty plaguing the 800,000 young men and women who’ve given so much to our country is still very real. These students and young professionals are still at risk of being ripped from their families to be deported to a country they barely know. 

“The time is now for the dozens of Republicans who’ve spoken out in favor of DACA to demand that their leaders in Congress and President Trump act. A clean DREAM Act would pass today if Speaker Ryan would allow a vote.”