In response to the Trump’s administration decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), created by President Obama in 2012 to protect immigrants who came to this country as children, Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Troy Price, released the following statement:
“There are thousands of DACA recipients in the state of Iowa. Children who came here with their parents, who grew up here, and who call Iowa home. These children are part of our communities. They were told they could stay and continue to build their lives here, but now, Donald Trump is playing political games with their lives.
Trump’s decision to end DACA is bad for our economy, it’s bad for Iowa, and it’s bad for the soul of our nation. At our core, America is a nation of immigrants tied together by the common cause of creating a better life for our families.
The whole point of the American Dream is that it’s open to everyone, but Donald Trump is trying to box us in. He’s trying to limit our nation’s possibilities. Donald Trump’s decision to roll back DACA, cheapens the American dream and is an insult to us all.”
The Iowa Democratic Party will be participating in the Iowans Defend DACA events today. Details can be found here.