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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Boston City Council President Wu Releases Statement on DACA

Council President Wu Releases Statement on DACA

Boston City Council President Michelle Wu released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA program: “I am heartbroken today to see the Trump Administration announce plans to pull the rug out from under 800,000 hardworking, patriotic young people who call America home. The DACA program represents the promise of America -- that if you work hard, you have a place here. This decision not only strikes a blow at the young people who are rightly called Dreamers, but at the American Dream itself.

“Our country was founded on principles that we have not always fully lived up to, but each generation has bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice. This decision today is a step in the wrong direction: a step away from being a beacon of hope and opportunity to the world, and a step away from building a strong economy with the best and the brightest among us. It hurts our country, our Commonwealth, and our City.

“As the daughter of immigrants, as someone whose parents decided to make a home for me in America, my heart goes out to all Dreamers today.  The coming days will be uncertain and scary. But Boston stands with our thousands of neighbors who found security through DACA. Every single DACA recipient has contributed in countless ways to the fabric of America. We welcome you here in Boston, and will stand with you in the fights ahead.

“Everyone who knows in their gut that this is wrong, please call your Representatives and Senators. Make sure they understand how important it is to Boston, to Massachusetts, and to the country as a whole that we honor our promise and allow those who have known no other home but America to remain here safely.”