STATEMENT: Gillum Says Ending of DACA Would Be “A Moral Stain” on America

STATEMENT: Gillum Says Ending of DACA Would Be “A Moral Stain” on America

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum released the following statement today after news reports suggesting the White House would end the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) Program:

“If they follow through, the White House’s decision to end DACA is a moral stain on this country. These Dreamers have only ever called one country home: the United States of America. They are our family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. They represent a vibrant thread of our nation’s patchwork, and forcing more than 800,000 of them to leave the country, including more than 100,000 Floridians, will be a moral stain this Administration cannot erase. I promise to do everything I can to continue protecting these young Americans here in Florida.”

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