The decision today to end DACA is cruel and disgraceful. Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions are targeting immigrants who were brought here as kids, which hurts our families, our communities, and our economy. I stand with everyone protesting today to #DefendDACA.
In South Florida we know the story of immigrants and DREAMers is the story of our community, culture and economic success, both now and in the future. I firmly believe we need to be widening the doors of opportunity, not slamming them shut. That is fundamentally what my campaign is about.
Trump's decision to gut DACA means 50,000 Floridians who came here as undocumented immigrants when they were children and are now working and studying here legally will no longer be protected from deportation. There is no justification for this. This is the latest iteration of Donald Trump's hostility and aggression toward immigrants. It's who he is. But it is not who we are.
Congress must act NOW to protect DREAMers and pass DACA legislation. If I'm elected to Congress, I will always do everything to protect DREAMEers and defend DACA.
I am eager to hear your thoughts as well.