September 5, 2017, Orange, Calif. – Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) Chair Fran Sdao today issued a sharp statement condemning President Trump’s announced decision to end DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
“Trump’s cruel decision to end DACA feeds his racist agenda to wipe out President Obama’s legacy, and serves no other rational purpose,” said Sdao. “It’s a terrible business decision, it’s an inhumane act, and it harms everyone in Orange County, plain and simple.”
“At a time when people are worried about our economy, Trump is about to drain more than 50,000 eligible workers from our local workforce, harming Orange County employers and small businesses. At the same time, Trump is needlessly harming law-abiding local youth who seek work legally and who call America their true home. This decision is an unjust act that steals the American dream from innocent children and young people.”
Sdao calls upon Orange County progressives to act in support for DACA:
“I call on all of our humanitarians and activists to join me to support Orange County’s courageous and vulnerable DREAMers. Donate to local organizations and efforts that support immigrant youth and legal services. Call your Representatives and urge Congress to pass legislation protecting DACA. And when the time comes, vote out all representatives who support Trump over the interests of Orange County.”
According to the Migration Policy Institute, Orange County has 54,000 eligible DACA recipients (http://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/data-hub/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca-profiles).
About The Democratic Party of Orange County
The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) is the official organization for Democrats in the nation’s sixth-largest county. The DPOC is the third largest Democratic county in California (behind Los Angeles and San Diego) with more than 520,000 registered Democrats. To get more involved or donate to the Democratic Party of Orange County to help stop President Trump’s agenda, visit our website at ocdemocrats.org.
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