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In New York, politicians condemn Trump's DACA decision

Sep 05, 2017 2:55 pm
Matthew Hamilton in Capitol Confidential rounds up reaction to President Donald Trump's ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which could result in 42,000 children who have grown up in New York state being kicked out of the country. Reactions from New Yorkers were not positive. More than 300 people gathered Sept. 5 soon after the announcement, outside U.S. Rep. John Faso’s Kingston office, to show support for the program. Faso, in Washington D.C., released a statement saying, "I support Congress addressing DACA legislatively and believe that Congress must address this issue within the next six months. This is why I sent a letter to Speaker Ryan last week urging him to address and protect DACA legislatively. In fact, I am a co-sponsor of two bills that maintain DACA – H.R. 496, the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act or “BRIDGE” Act, and H.R. 1468, the Recognizing America’s Children Act." Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who previously promised to sue if Trump rescinded DACA, said in Harlem that the president was, "just feeding the beast of bigotry red meat." Sen. Chuck Schumer Tweeted, "These hardworking #DREAMers & their contributions are vital to our economy & biz who will be hurt if this order stands," and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said in a statement of Trump, "He is needlessly targeting children who know no other country as home than America." Read the full story in Capitol Confidential.
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