Sacramento, CA – On the heels of today’s decision by the United State Supreme Court to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:
“The DREAM Act is a golden ticket for so many undocumented youth. Seeking family, refuge, or a chance at a better life, our undocumented community has an inseparable part of our society,” said Assembly Member Santiago. “I commend the U.S. Supreme Court for rejecting Trump’s threat to strip away a critical lifeline for millions of young immigrants. We will not cower in the face of bigoted rhetoric and fear mongering. We will continue to fight for every immigrant’s existence in this country because that is what makes this nation great.”
DACA is a federal policy that has permitted more than 825,000 immigrants (about 200,000 in California) who came to the country many years ago as children to live and work without fear of deportation.
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance and Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Los Angeles County Homelessness. He also sits on the Assembly Committees on Public Safety, Health, Higher Education and Utilities and Energy. He represents the 53rd District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and Vernon.