County Executive Chris Abele
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County Executive Chris Abele Statement on DACA

"These young immigrants are our friends and neighbors..."

By - Sep 5th, 2017 12:26 pm

MILWAUKEE – Following is the statement of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on President Donald Trump’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“This is not a Republican or a Democratic issue, it’s an American issue. Splitting up families and deporting young people who’ve known only the promise of the American Dream is antithetical to the fundamental principles this nation was built on.

“These young immigrants are our friends and neighbors; they are teachers, nurses, artists, scientists, skilled tradespeople, and entrepreneurs; they defend our nation’s freedoms at home and abroad; they contribute to our growing economy. Reversing course on DACA means the removal of nearly 800,000 young people who are woven into the fabric of our communities and are central to this country’s continued greatness.

“I support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and urge Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work together to ensure these crucial protections remain in place.”

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