WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and ten other Governors on Thursday sent a letter to Congressional leaders, urging Congress to pass legislation that will allow young adults subject to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) to remain in the United States. Below is an excerpt from the letter:
“The action President Trump has taken to rescind the DACA program is not an answer to our nation’s ongoing need for permanent and comprehensive immigration reform. The nearly 800,000 DACA-recipients, who are currently working in the United States or attending a university or college, should not be penalized for the gridlock in Washington that has blocked real solutions from moving forward. They are hard-working individuals who are contributing to their communities, paying taxes, and in, in many cases, even serving in the U.S. military.
“Rescinding DACA will not only put these young people in limbo, it will also harm businesses in our states who have hired, trained and invested in them…
“We are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation of immigrants, compassion and common sense. We strongly urge you to work together to take immediate action to ensure that these young people can continue to live, work and contribute to the country they have called home for most of their lives.”
Click here to view the full letter.
Today, Governor Carney will express his support for DACA students at the following events:
Governor Carney Visits DACA Students at Delaware State University
WHAT: Governor John Carney will attend a luncheon and meet with DACA students at Delaware State University.
WHO: Governor John Carney
Dr. Harry Williams, President, Delaware State University
Tony Allen, Provost, Delaware State University
Donald Graham, Chairman, Graham Holdings Company
Delaware State University students, staff and faculty
WHEN: 12:15 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017
WHERE: Delaware State University, Martin Luther King Student Center
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Silent Vigil and Rally to Support DACA
WHAT: Governor John Carney will join advocates and community members at a Silent Vigil and Rally to support DACA. The rally will begin outside the Dover offices of U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons. Procession will then begin down Loockerman Street, turning right onto Legislative Avenue and ending outside of the Governor’s Office at the Tatnall Building.
WHO: Governor John Carney
Delaware Civil Rights Coalition
Delaware Alliance Community Advancement
WHEN: 4:50 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017
WHERE: The event will begin at 500 W. Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19904
Procession to the Tatnall Building, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, South, Dover, DE 19901
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