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Congressman Ro Khanna

Representing the 17th District of California

STATEMENT: Rep. Khanna Stands with DREAMers, Dismisses Trump Immigration Policy

September 5, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration announcing a wind down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“Since 2012, nearly 800,000 young people who immigrated to this country have had the opportunity to go to school, gain employment, and continue on with their lives minus the fear of deportation. Today, the Trump Administration once again shows it has no dignity for our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. We must safeguard the livelihood of DREAMers and provide these inspiring young people and their courageous parents a pathway to citizenship.”

DACA Facts and Figures

  • 222,795 – number of DACA recipients in California
  • $11.62 billion – estimated annual GDP loss from removing DACA workers in California
  • AAPI students account for 40 percent of the DREAMers in the University of California system

About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.

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