Reform of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero (D-Salinas) released the following statement in response to recent action affecting DACA:

“I am saddened by the news that the Trump administration will end DACA. I stand in strong support of all the DREAMers who are in this country because their parents came to work and create a better future for them. DREAMers make important social, political, and economic contributions to our nation.  Ending DACA will have terrible economic consequences for our state, our communities and for hardworking families. DREAMers have been forced to live in the shadows through no action or fault of their own. DACA allowed them to continue their education and to work without fear of deportation. It is a promise made and one that should not be broken. I call on Congress to act now to pursue a long term solution to immigration reform that can: allow hardworking immigrants to become legal residents, keep families together, and allow them to continue to contribute to society and the economy.”

Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero is the Chair of the Agriculture committee, of the California State Assembly. She represents the 30th District, composed of the Salinas Valley, San Benito County, South Santa Clara County, and the city of Watsonville.