Trump Administration Wants to Keep DACA Recipients from Owning Homes

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Continuing his attacks on immigrant youth, Trump is discriminating against DACA recipients pursuing home ownership

For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Trump administration admitted that they are carrying out their anti-immigrant agenda through the Department of Housing and Urban Development; denying federally backed housing loans for DACA recipients who are homebuyers. 

Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said:

“Trump continues his cruel attacks on immigrant youth. It’s not enough that he killed the DACA program, which protected over 800,000 immigrant youth from deportation and that allowed them to work or pursue other opportunities. Now he’s attacking their ability to purchase a home, put a roof over the heads of their families and to establish a foundation for their future. It’s clear that Trump’s main goal is to kick immigrant youth out of the country and we must fight against every attack.

This is why we support affirmative legislation that helps people without hurting people, like Representative Juan Vargas’ Homeownership for Dreamers Act that calls for an end to this discriminatory practice and reaffirms what it means to live free and without fear. ” 

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.