Thursday, April 18, 2024

Hillary Only Candidate To Release Statement On DACA Anniversary

Hillary Clinton

Yesterday, we celebrated the 4th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which has helped thousands of un-documented immigrant children stay in the U.S. Unlike this Republican congress, which has gotten less work done than any other congress before it, President Barack Obama took action and signed an executive order which helped keep families united. This was done in hopes that this lazy congress would finally pass legislation to remedy this issue. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, was the only candidate to release a statement about this historic executive action.

“Four years ago today, President Obama used his constitutional authority to change the lives of thousands of young people who call America home. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has given DREAMers the freedom to provide for their families, further their educations, and live their lives without fear of being deported from the country they know and love.”

This act of leadership is a clear example on why Hillary Clinton is the right candidate to represent the Latino community in the White House. Unlike the hate and divisive rhetoric of Donald Trump, a true leader works to get things done and unites all American under the ideas and principles that this country was founded upon. A President Clinton would fight for comprehensive immigration reform that will allow families to escape the fear of deportation and allow them to flourish in this country.

Clinton’s statement goes on to say, “If Donald Trump is that president, he has pledged to eliminate DACA and DAPA on day one. He has said he will create a ‘deportation force’ to round up 11 million people. He will tear apart families, separate parents and children, rip young people out of school and workers from their jobs. He has even said he will undermine that most fundamental American value–that if you are born here, no matter who your parents are or where they came from, you are an American. I believe America is stronger together. When we embrace immigrants, not denigrate them. When we protect families, not tear them apart. When we build bridges, not walls.”
My friends, this election is too important to stay on the sidelines because if we do nothing, a Trump Presidency will happen and the ones that will be most severely impacted will be our community. We have never seen a bigger threat to our community in this country than Donald Trump. That is why it is important that we not just register to vote but that we vote for Hillary Clinton and Democrats in order to finally have a congress that works for our community.