Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) condemns President Trump’s termination of President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.
We call upon Congress to swiftly approve a clean bipartisan bill restoring the DACA program. We encourage our members to contact your members of Congress to advocate for this position.
We encourage our DMO members and other Democratic leaders around America to introduce to the public and local media willing members of your communities who are beneficiaries of the DACA program, and who as a result are able to be productive, contributing, and valued members of your communities.
DMO President and Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino released the following statement.
“While the Trump administration attempts to pass the buck on this decision to Congress, we understand that it will require intense public pressure to ensure that they take appropriate action within the Trump executive order’s arbitrary six-month deadline. In the meantime, over 223,000 hard-working DACA recipients in California and hundreds of thousands more nationwide will face the undue burden of fear and uncertainty as Congress and the president play politics with their lives, families, and jobs. Over 72% of Americans support allowing DACA recipients to stay in the United States, which further highlights the harsh and cruel nature of this week’s decision to choose politics over American values and the lives of thousands of youth.”