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Media Advisory
News Date: September 05, 2017

Mayor Ginther Offers Statement Regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

In response to the announcement made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther offers the following statement:

“I strongly urge Congress to act quickly and decisively to enact an immigration law to protect the status of 800,000 Dreamers, all of whom arrived in this country as children; have known life only in the United States; and are now working, paying taxes and contributing to our society. Congress, do the right thing by acting swiftly to protect the rights of these young men and women, who through absolutely no fault of their own, entered our country illegally and are currently protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.”