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Rep. Gallego on the 3 Year Anniversary of DACA

June 15, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today marks the 3 year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Congressman Gallego released the following statement:

“Today we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of DACA, which has provided relief from deportation and work permits for over 664,000 DREAMers; and many more qualify and apply every day. It is estimated that the Deferred Action programs will grow our economy by $230 billion over 10 years – including a cumulative increase in Arizona’s GDP of $6.2 billion. Deferred Action programs like DACA are not just the right thing to do and the moral ting to do, but they are also in the best interest of our economy and our country.

“As we celebrate one victory, let’s not forget that there’s still a lot of work ahead - many in our community don’t qualify for relief, extended DACA and DAPA are still under attack, and our community is still suffering on a daily basis. We have a lot of work to do to achieve implementation of extended DACA, DAPA and ultimate immigration reform that will give relief to the 11 million undocumented people in this country. This is a long battle, but we’re not giving up. So on DACA’s 3rd anniversary, let’s celebrate, recharge our energy and prepare to keep fighting..”