Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on DACA


Irvine, CA – Dave Min, Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional District, released the following statement:

“Ending DACA is cruel, immoral and incredibly short-sighted. DREAMers were brought to this country at a young age and have contributed to our economy and social fabric. These people are law-abiding students, veterans and workers who will be driven back into the shadows. As the son of immigrants, I directly benefited from the United States’ rich heritage of immigration. The 800,000 enrolled in DACA met the requirements of being enrolled in school, having earned a high school diploma or GED or served in the military as well as posing no threat to public safety. We should honor the commitment we made to them when they bravely stepped out of the shadows.

As an educator at UC Irvine, which I’m so proud to note has more than half its student body made up of first-generation college students, I’m acutely aware of the fact that many of our nation’s best and brightest students are DREAMers. We must take action. I call on Representative Mimi Walters to vote to codify DACA and rebuke President Trump for using these young people who are examples of the American Dream as a political punching bag.” 

Dave Min is a nationally-recognized expert on economic policy who has fought to protect and strengthen economic opportunity for working Americans for nearly two decades. Dave is a professor at the University of California-Irvine School of Law, and lives in Irvine with his family. A former enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission and economic policy advisor to Senator Chuck Schumer and the Center for American Progress, Dave is running for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional District. Learn more at