STATEMENT OF VOTEVETS ON DACA DECISION

WASHINGTON - The following is the statement of VoteVets Director of Government Relations and Iraq War Veteran Will Fischer, on Donald Trump's decision on Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

“The fact that Jeff Sessions, speaking for Donald Trump, did not offer any protections or exemptions for Dreamers who are in the military is proof of just how wantonly cruel this decision is. 

At the absolute bare minimum, those in the military shouldn’t have to have deportation hanging over their heads, and they shouldn’t have to think about having to go AWOL to protect themselves. That the administration doesn’t even care enough to spare them is all the proof you need that this is a policy decision based on hatred of immigrants who love America, serve America, and only want to make their country – America – better.”

The military began enlisting Dreamers, shortly after DACA was enacted.

Founded in 2006, and backed by over 500,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives. VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America. 

 

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