02.15.18

Leahy Comment On President Trump's Efforts To Undermine Bipartisan Solutions To The DACA Crisis That He Created

“The President pitched Dreamers and their communities into crisis by rescinding DACA.  Then he promptly reversed his initial soothing words and his pledge to support bipartisan solutions.  He has done everything he can -- even prompting a government shutdown -- to repeatedly move the goalposts and to undermine every single sincere bipartisan effort to fix what he broke.  He has cynically used Dreamers as hostages to his whims, and he is prolonging the nightmarish uncertainty that they, their families and their communities are living through each and every day.  The lack of leadership and mishandling of this are unconscionable.

“If he truly cares about the future of the Dreamers, he can fix the crisis he created.”

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