Columbia, SC — In response to the Trump’s administration decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), created by President Obama in 2012 to protect immigrants who came to this country as children, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman, Trav Robertson, released the following statement:
“Donald Trump’s actions today are unchristian and immoral. Democrats proudly stand by the 6,406 DACA beneficiaries in South Carolina. We believe that America’s biggest strength is our diversity. We will continue to work to fix our broken immigration system and the most important step in doing that is supporting the DREAMers who are contributing to our economy and were brought to this country by no fault of their own.
“By rescinding the DACA program, Trump will cost the state of South Carolina over $245 million annually. That is a loss that will be felt by the entire South Carolina community. We urge South Carolina Republicans to act and support legislation in Congress to protect our DREAMers.”