ACLU of Indiana Statement on DACA

This week it's rumored that Trump will announce his plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that gives undocumented immigrants work and student visas if they arrived in the U.S. as children. This action would threaten 800,000 young adults.

DACA recipients are brave young people who are working or going to school, living their lives, and contributing to America. This is their home. Taking their legal status away is immoral and wrong.

"We have 9,800 DACA recipients in Indiana and losing their contribution to our economy would cost Indiana $516.4 million annually," says Katie Blair, Director of Advocacy at the ACLU of Indiana. "These young people are making our schools and workplaces better. They should not to be made pawns of a political agenda."

The ACLU of Indiana adamantly stands against this attack on young people who are the embodiment of the American dream. We ask you to do the same. 

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