Whereas, the United States of America is a Nation of immigrants and Donald Trump has just put more than 800,000 immigrant youth at risk by ending the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, playing politics, and with this callous plan ignoring morality and the facts that young people who were brought to this country as children have deep roots in our communities, attending schools, getting higher education, holding down jobs, advancing careers, paying taxes and raising their own families, and
Whereas, it has become clear that ending DACA will result in massive deportations and as a result Trump is facing fierce resistance from immigrants, their families, allies, business leaders, and municipal leaders across the country, and such pressure should be joined by rank and file Democrats, and
Whereas, immigration arrests have increased 38% in Trump’s first six months in office, with more than half a million people in detention centers awaiting immigration hearings, these arrests and deportations rip families and communities apart, as Trump continues to use inflammatory, anti-immigrant rhetoric that is being repeated across the country it has become clear that speaking out is not enough, Congress must act.
Therefore be it resolved, that the Democrats in Sun City Shadow Hills stand firm in the belief that Congress should act swiftly to pass a clean, stand-alone DREAM ACT and that inaction or opposition from members of Congress is unacceptable and will be viewed as support for Trump’s cruel ending of DACA, and
Be it further resolved, that the Democrats in Sun City Shadow Hills send a copy of this resolution to the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Congressional Delegation who must be leaders in delivering an appropriate legislative solution.
Author: Agi Kessler