Hispanic Federation Statement on the March to #DefendDACA
August 30, 2017 (New York, NY) – Hispanic Federation President José Calderón has issued the following statement on today’s March to #DefendDACA.
“President Trump has spent his first seven months in office trying to turn his anti-immigrant rhetoric into reality through a series of shameful executive actions. His latest threat to revoke DACA, however, would be the President's most immoral and mean-spirited proposal to date. The ending of DACA in any form would shatter the dreams of 800,000 amazing youth across the U.S. It is hard to imagine how any leader in our nation would ever consider taking such an action, but President Trump's record in office is such that we have to dread the unthinkable. Today we march and reaffirm our solidarity with our DACA youth and their families, and we pledge to do everything within our power to stop the enactment of this cruel policy change. On the streets and in the halls of Congress, Hispanic Federation and its network of 100 Latino grassroots organizations will not stop until all of our nation's deserving immigrants are granted a viable path to residency and citizenship.”