HARRISBURG – September 5, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) immigration policy.

In ending DACA, Trump will deport 750,000 “dreamers,” adults brought to the United States as children by their parents and who now are productive members of American society.

Recent polling indicates 64% of Americans support DACA.

Leach’s comment:

“The President’s famous lack of heart has never been more obvious, as he plans to serve the fever dreams of his anti-immigrant Republican supporters despite the well-publicized human horror he will unleash by ending DACA. Perhaps we should speak in terms Trump can understand: deporting 750,000 parents, friends, and neighbors will drastically disrupt the American economy. They pay mortgages to banks, tuition to schools, and taxes to governments. They are employers, employees, and volunteers. They spend money in American stores to raise their American children. When they are forcibly removed from this country, every American will suffer the economic consequences.”

Senator Daylin Leach represents the 17th Senatorial District, which includes parts of Montgomery County and Delaware County. He is also the Democratic Chairperson of the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information visit www.senatorleach.com/newsroom.