Trump’s DACA cancellation continues politics of hatred

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Below is a statement by Saket Soni, Executive Director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) and National Guestworker Alliance (NGA):

“America faces a choice between the politics of hatred and division and the politics of love and dignity. Donald Trump has chosen hatred again and again. He did so today when he cruelly and senselessly ended the DACA program that has given hope to nearly a million young people—many of whom have only known the U.S. as their home.

“Trump’s decision on DACA is a continuation of the politics of white supremacy that have marked his Administration from the beginning. They include his pardoning the hate-monger Joe Arpaio and defending neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Today’s decision is as vile as those.

“We stand in solidarity not only with the Dreamers, but with all immigrant workers, families, and communities fighting for dignity in the face of hatred.

“We call on Congress to stand with the overwhelming majority of Americans and protect the Dreamers through bipartisan legislation as soon as possible. And we demand an end to the terrorization of immigrants through deportations that tear families and communities apart.

“DACA was won in the streets by immigrants who put love ahead of fear. We will continue to fight alongside them, against hatred and criminalization, and for the right of all immigrants to remain in the communities they call home.”

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