Hirono, AG Chin, Immigration Advocates to Call for Protection of DACA Recipients
WHEN : Wednesday, 8/30 at 11:15 a.m.
WHERE : Federal Building 300 Ala Moana (steps on the Halekauwila street side of building)
President Trump Is on Brink of Ending Program That Protects Immigrants Brought to America as Young Children
If Trump Ends DACA, More than 800,000 Young People Nationwide, Including 2,000 in Hawaii, Could Be Deported
HONOLULU –Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, and the Hawaii Coalition for Civil Rights will speak out about the importance of protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as the President threatens to take action that could end the program. Ten Republican state attorneys general have issued an ultimatum to the President that they will take legal action if the administration does not end the DACA program by September 5.
Ending DACA is just the latest action the Trump administration would take in their campaign to target immigrant communities and stoke hatred and division.
Senator Hirono continues to advocate for DREAMers and preserving the DACA program. As the only immigrant currently serving in the U.S. Senate, Senator Hirono has been a leading advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship and is written with family unity as a guiding principle.