Gov. Wolf Joins Group of Bipartisan Governors Asking Congress to Fix DACA

DACA /Dreamers

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joined a bipartisan group of governors encouraging Congress to prevent the deportation of thousands of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients also known as Dreamers.

Wolf and his fellow governors are asking the Congress to pass a permanent solution to the the DACA program.

In September, President Donald Trump announced his decision to end DACA, which protects approximately 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The program is set to expire on March 5, 2018.

In a statement, Wolf said, “The Dreamer participants are Americans in every sense of the word. They have grown up, been educated, and established their lives here. To deport any of these Americans is cruel, and we need a permanent solution to this now.”

Fixing DACA is the right thing to do

In a letter to the Congressional leaders, the governors said that Dreamers “played no role in the decision to come here.” They also stated that these young immigrants do not know any other home but the United States.