Rep. Pocan Calls on President Obama to Protect Dreamers from Deportation
As of the end of June 2016, about 742,000 Dreamers had received DACA status.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) is calling on President Obama to take all steps necessary to protect those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs after President-elect Trump reiterated his support to deport undocumented people.
“Undocumented immigrants trusted that when they enrolled in the DACA and DAPA programs they would be able to live and work legally without fear of deportation,” Rep. Pocan said. “However, President-elect Trump continues to make sweeping claims about dismantling these programs and deporting families who have been living and working in the United States for years. I strongly urge President Obama to take all necessary means to protect those enrolled in the DACA and DAPA programs.”
In November 2014, President Obama announced executive orders that would allow certain undocumented immigrants to live and work in the United State legally. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows young people who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable work permit and exemption from deportation. The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program granted deferred action status to parents of American citizens or lawful permanent residents.
These programs were subsequently halted by a court injunction after several states sued the federal government. In June 2016, the Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s injunction in a deadlocked 4-4 decision. As of the end of June 2016, about 742,000 Dreamers had received DACA status.
Press Releases by Mark Pocan
Rep. Pocan Calls Out Rep. Duffy for Saying Madison is a Communist Community that does not Believe in Democracy, Demands ApologyDec 7th, 2016 by Mark Pocan
"...Congressman Duffy’s ‘Trumpizing’ of Wisconsin is the wrong direction for our state."
In the 114th Congress, Rep. Pocan also served as the First Vice Chair.
Pocan Applauds $50.5 Million DOL Grants to Expand Apprenticeships as Sec. Perez Plans to Make Announcement at Madison College TodayOct 21st, 2016 by Mark Pocan
I applaud the Obama Administration and Secretary Perez for the emphasis they have placed on expanding apprenticeships with these grants.”
After Gov. Walker Threatens District Attorney Offices, Rep. Pocan Calls on DOJ to Ensure Retaliation Not Occur, May Need to InterveneSep 23rd, 2016 by Mark Pocan
Walker’s threat follows legitimate inquiries by the Milwaukee County DA into the questionable fundraising connections between the Governor and Wisconsin Club for Growth.
This legislation would require the disclosure of country-by-country and bottom line information about companies’ taxes.
Pocan Calls on Department of Education to Ensure Proper Oversight of Taxpayer-funded Voucher Schools following GAO ReportSep 12th, 2016 by Mark Pocan
Report Finds Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Voucher Schools Has More than Doubled over the Last Five Years; Concerns Regarding School Standards at Schools Remain