Press Release: Ryu on DACA

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a six-month “wind down” of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 5, 2017

 

Press Contact:

Estevan Montemayor

estevan.montemayor@lacity.org

213.605.4145

 

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a six-month “wind down” of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Councilmember Ryu issued the following statement regarding the decision:

“Today’s decision by the Trump administration is an act of cruelty that will hurt our economy and harm countless families, all while doing nothing to improve our national security.”

“This decision does not reflect the values of the City of Los Angeles, or the country that allowed me, also once a young immigrant growing up in America, to work hard and serve my city.

"These DREAMERS are not a problem to solve, but a future to invest in. If we turn our backs on them, we turn our backs on our American values and our immigrant heritage.”

“I take this very personally. Several people very close to me are beneficiaries of the DACA program. I worry about them and the thousands of DREAMERS who just want to continue to live in the only place they call home.”

"I urge Congress to act swiftly to protect these DREAMERS, and to make clear on which side of history they will stand."

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

 


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