National LGBTQ Task Force Response to Trump Administration Action on DACA
WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017: The following statement can be attributed to Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force:
“The Task Force strongly condemns President Trump’s action to end the dreams of 800,000 young immigrants through his decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This decision is not only unconscionable, it flies in the face of wide bi-partisan support as well as the backing of business leaders, educators, and millions of Americans who fully support DACA and all that it represents for American immigrants.
As a reality TV star, Trump purported to make people’s dreams come true. As President, he seems intent only on crushing the dreams of hundreds of thousands of young people and hurting families who want to remain in the U.S., obtain work permits and contribute to the diversity that does, in fact, make this country great.
The Task Force urges Members of Congress to address this heinous action by passing a clean DREAM Act. That would fulfill the promise made to Dreamers to be able to stay in the U.S. and move forward with their lives.
Trump’s actions only strengthen our resolve to continue our work to ensure that immigrants are able to continue to contribute their talents and skills in this country. The president’s continued and un-American assault on immigrants is only doing damage to families, businesses, and our reputation around the world. The Task Force has long prioritized immigrant rights in our work, as a strong LGBTQ voice on the broad range of issues affecting immigrants, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to Dreamers.
Shame on you, President Trump, for your immoral action and continued attacks on immigrants.”
Contact: Sarah Massey 202 639-6308