Assemblymember Gloria Comments on the Trump Administration’s Announcement to End DACA
San Diego Legislator Calls End to DACA Program a “Cold Hearted” Decision, Vows to Continue Fight for Dreamers
SAN DIEGO, CA – Following today’s announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will end, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued this statement:
“Ending the DACA program demonstrates yet again that President Trump wants to divide America. His decision is cold hearted and counter to the bipartisan outcry to allow the 800,000 Dreamers to remain in the only country they’ve known. What’s more is that DACA’s repeal will hurt our economy with an average of 30,000 jobs lost every month equating to billions of dollars in lost economic output.
“This decision cannot stand. It is contrary to our country’s values and it spits in the face of the diversity the United States was founded upon. I urge Congress to stand up to the President and immediately pass the DREAM Act.
“In the meantime, I will continue to stand in solidarity with our DACA recipients and work with my colleagues in the California Legislature to do all we can to protect our Dreamers.”
Assemblymember Gloria represents the 78thAssembly District of California, which includes the Cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, San Diego, and Solana Beach. He also serves as the Assistant Majority Whip in the Assembly. Assemblymember Gloria’s official photo can be downloaded here.