Shaheen Statement on Federal Judge’s Ruling to Block Administration’s Actions on DACA

January 10, 2018

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s ruling to temporarily block the Trump administration’s actions to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“I’m relieved by the judge’s ruling to temporarily protect DACA recipients,” said Senator Shaheen. “However, this ruling should not diminish the urgency of reaching a long-term bipartisan solution to protect Dreamers who are terrified that their lives could soon be upended. It’s been very disappointing to see an agreement held hostage in order to extract concessions for the President’s expensive, and likely ineffective, border wall. It’s imperative that President Trump and Congressional Republicans engage in good faith discussions to allow Dreamers to live without fear of deportation.”