Wednesday, October 11, 2017
In response to the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, bipartisan mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) have called on the President to continue the program and allow young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to continue to live, work and study in the U.S. and contribute to the nation’s economy.
USCM Latino Alliance Chair Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs Mayors Jorge Elorza of Providence, RI and Tom Tait of Anaheim, CA, and USCM Trustee Mayor John Giles of Mesa, AZ urged President Trump to keep the successful DACA program intact and give Dreamers the opportunity to continue to make invaluable contributions to our nation.
The mayors’ call coincided with Tuesday’s Mayors’ National DACA Day of Action – a day led by USCM and mayors across the country to showcase broad support for DACA and urge continuity. At least 66 mayors across 29 states and the District of Columbia participated in the DACA National Day of Action.