Sen. Durbin, Sen. Harris and Rep. Pressley Demand Answers from DHS Over Plans to Deport DACA Recipients

Jose Munoz Press Releases

For Immediate Release
Contact: José Alonso Muñoz | jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810.0746

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA 7th District), sent a letter to Acting DHS Secretary, Chad Wolf to inquire about the potential for mass deportations of DACA recipients in advance of a Supreme Court decision.  A total of 34 senators and 87 members of congress signed the letter. 

Bruna Sollod, DACA Recipient and Communications Director of United We Dream said: 

“DACA recipients like me and my sister, and 700,000 immigrant youth need answers now. With the Supreme Court set to issue a ruling on DACA between now and June, it is imperative that DHS disclose any plans they have to target DACA recipients. In December, news broke that ICE was reopening closed deportation cases against DACA recipients, and since then, Trump administration officials have alluded to plans to execute removal orders should the Supreme Court do Trump’s bidding and end DACA. 

Trump and ICE’s mass deportation agenda has continued to incite fear among immigrants, even in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Any plans from DHS to go after DACA recipients and therefore our families would only add to the anxiety and uncertainty all our communities are experiencing.”

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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.