Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Leads Way to Protect State’s Children and Families on DACA Repeal

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) released the following statement after President Donald Trump exercised executive authority to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“As a teacher for over 30 years, I have devoted my life to ensuring that the children of our great state are protected and treated fairly,” said Quirk-Silva. “Now, many of the DACA recipients have grown up, and we cannot endanger the futures of some of this country’s brightest young minds. Their educations cannot be sacrificed. Their families cannot be torn apart. These Dreamers committed no crimes. These are the innocent amongst us, that cross many ethnicities, and whose parents only wanted to give them a better in our great nation.”

“I am joining with my legislative colleagues to draft a formal resolution that formally urges the U.S. Congress to immediately pass bipartisan legislation that would provide a permanent solution for the nation’s young people.”