Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on Trump Ending DACA

Sep 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, released the following statement on President Trump ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

“By ending DACA, President Trump ignores the Dreamers’ economic impact to our country. He has not only put them at risk, but our economy at risk as well.  While it’s sad that Trump is siding with the worst elements of his administration, it’s not surprising given his past rhetoric on immigration.

“DACA has been a rousing success. Many Dreamer kids in the workforce are earning high wages – an average of $17 per hour.  Nearly half of Dreamers are attending school. Over the next decade, Dreamers are expected to contribute half a trillion in economic activity. The Dreamers are contributing to America in a positive way and they should be allowed to keep contributing.”