Dr. Ruiz: Ending DACA Goes Against Our Values as Americans

September 5, 2017
Press Release
Calls for comprehensive immigration reform to protect borders and strengthen economy

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement slamming the President’s decision to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects young people who entered the United States as children.


“Ending DACA goes against the very core of our values as Americans. It threatens the future of hundreds of thousands of young people who have only ever known America as their home, and turns our back on students and young people in the workforce who contribute to our nation’s economy and culture. Rather than ending the DACA program and tearing families apart, we should instead work together towards comprehensive immigration reform that will secure our nation’s borders, keep our citizens safe, and improve our immigration system to strengthen our economy and live up to our nation’s values of hope, opportunity, and the American dream.”