Senator Leyva Issues Statement on DACA Decision

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning the Trump Administration’s decision to end the DACA program:

"As State Senator representing the Inland Empire and the state with the most Dreamers, I find it appalling that President Trump would take this misguided action on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). These young people enrich our local communities, strengthen our country and are a reflection of the values that make America great. To shut the door of the country they call home in their face is not only wrong—it is inhumane and contrary to who we are as Americans.  I will fight alongside our federal and state representatives in the weeks and months ahead to ensure that Dreamers are able to continue living, working, studying and making a life for themselves and their families in the United States."