Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Cohen’s Statement on the Announcement that the Trump Administration will End the DACA Program

September 5, 2017
Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program is heartless, illogical and un-American. DACA is a commonsense, compassionate program that helps protect from deportation young people who were brought to the United States by no choice of their own. According to the Center for American Progress, 95% of these DREAMers are currently either working or in school. The decision is not only harmful for the DREAMers, but also for America which relies on them for a more effective and productive workforce. I urge Congress to move quickly to protect these bright and talented young people who have significantly contributed to what makes America great.”

Congressman Cohen has requested to cosponsor the bipartisan, bicameral DREAM Act of 2017 to allow certain U.S.-raised immigrant youth to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship.