Press Release

Statement from Education Trust President and CEO John B. King Jr. on Trump Administration Action on DACA

Publication date: Sep 5, 2017

WASHINGTON) – Today, John B. King Jr., president and CEO of The Education Trust, issued the following statement.

“The Trump administration’s decision to end DACA is irresponsible and immoral.

“For many DACA recipients, America is the only country they’ve ever known. DACA has benefited communities, schools and colleges — but most importantly, this program has helped students by giving them the chance to attain a higher education so they can build a better future for themselves, their families and the country they love.

“Our diversity is what makes us stronger. The very fabric of America is threaded from the hands of immigrants whose contributions are absolutely vital to our democracy and our future. I am disheartened by the actions of this administration to dismantle the progress we’ve made as a nation, and to violate the values we hold dear.

“The only acceptable response to this action is for Congress to show strong moral leadership and immediately begin working to pass the bipartisan Dream Act to put these young people on a path to citizenship. At The Education Trust, we will continue to fight to ensure that all students, especially those historically underserved, have the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

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