Since its implementation, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been a rousing success. Nearly half of Dreamers are attending school. Many Dreamers are currently in the workforce earning high wages, paying taxes and contributing to social security. Over the next decade, Dreamers are expected to contribute half a trillion dollars in economic activity.
The administration’s decision to end the DACA program will mean that 800,000 hardworking Americans will be put at risk of being forced out of the only country they've ever known. These actions will tear apart families, and hurt our communities, businesses, and economy.
Ending DACA is cruel and unnecessary. Dreamers are contributing to America in a positive way and they should be allowed to keep doing so. I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find a permanent solution to this important issue, not a temporary one. That’s why I am cosponsoring the DREAM Act of 2017.
I appreciate all the calls and letters I have received about DACA. If you’d like to weigh in with your thoughts, please take my survey by clicking the link here: https://susandavis.house.gov/susans-daca-survey.