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Senator Shaheen: President Trump’s Decision to End DACA is Cruel, Inhumane and Completely Unnecessary

(Washington, DC)—Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that his administration will end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that protects young undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children.

 “President Trump’s decision to end DACA is cruel, inhumane and completely unnecessary,” said Shaheen. “This decision drives hundreds of innocent Dreamers in the Granite State, and hundreds of thousands across the country, into the shadows of our society. I’m encouraged that several Republicans, including Speaker Ryan, have voiced their support for legislative action to continue DACA. Congress should immediately get to work on a bipartisan plan that protects Dreamers.”