Trump turned his back on the Dreamers

Earlier today we formally learned that Trump is rescinding the DACA program, which protects 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. It is a cruel choice.

This decision undermines our nation’s values and is a betrayal to the DACA recipients who make our nation strong and represent the best of us.

We promised these more than 800,000 young people — including 200,000 in California — that if they came out of the shadows that they could become lawful, productive members of our society. Trump’s decision to shamefully break this promise and turn his back on the Dreamers just shows he is once again on the side of division and hate.

Now more than ever, it is time to roll up our sleeves and stand with young people who contribute to our society and our economy. So I’m asking:

Can you add your name to my petition today urging my Republicans colleagues to immediately allow a vote on the DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill I’ve co-sponsored that would permanently protect 800,000 Dreamers from deportation?

By turning his back on the Dreamers, Trump is telling classmates of our children that they don’t belong, employees of Fortune 500 companies that they aren’t welcome, and saying to those who serve in our military that they shouldn’t be here.

Should Congress fail to act and reverse Trump’s decision, the consequences will be devastating.

Families will be split up. Young people will be forced back to countries they don’t know. Our economy will lose billions of dollars.

So if you believe that the Dreamers are Americans who deserve to be here and that this decision is cruel and immoral, then join me today in fighting back and demanding Republicans in Congress allow a clean vote on the bipartisan Dream Act that I’ve co-sponsored.

Add your name now: Urge GOP leadership in the Senate and House to move quickly in passing the Dream Act.

It is cruel to deport kids who grew up in America back to a country they don’t even know.

It’s on us to be their voice and to fight for them. Get involved today.

Thanks for all you do.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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