Arizona Democrats on Trump Rescinding DACA

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, Arizona Democratic Party Chair, Alexis Tameron, released the following statement:

“Donald Trump's actions today are cowardly, foolish, cruel, heartless, mean and immoral. By bending to the wishes of his alt-right base, the Trump's America is essentially turning its back on nearly 1 million young people who only know this country as their home, leaving them at the peril of a zealot’s Gestapo-like tactics.

“Trotting out the Attorney General, himself a historical lightening rod of discriminatory strife, to tout “the impartial rule of law” has nothing to do with any sort of impartiality or rule of law, and everything to do with the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies.

“Mr. Sessions had the audacity to justify the end of DACA by saying that “societies where the rule of law is subject to political whims and personal biases tend to become societies afflicted by corruption, poverty, and human suffering.” You’ve got to be kidding me! This is two weeks after President Trump pardoned their campaign buddy Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of violating a federal court order after his continued unlawful and racist persecution of our community.

“To then go after young kids who continue to contribute to our country, serve in our military and defend the very freedoms on which America has been built, the “rule of law” argument used so flippantly by this Administration is convenient, cowardly and a whole lot of crap.

“We join the majority of our country in proudly standing with the nearly 30,000 Arizonans currently covered by DACA. We believe in you, your dreams and your future here in our country. We will continue to work with our Democratic elected officials – and sensible and compassionate Republicans – to fix the broken immigration system, pass the DREAM Act and to keep our communities and families together. You and your contributions to our country will not go unnoticed. We will rise up together."