Durham, N.C. — The Youth Justice Project released the following statement on Facebook earlier today in response to the Trump administration’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:
“Here at Youth Justice Project, we value dignity, community, and diversity as some of our nation’s greatest strengths. However, yesterday’s decision to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) contradicts these values. DACA was put in place to help undocumented immigrant youth who were brought to this country as children. It allowed them to work legally and made access to education easier. Its upheaval is a devastating and unfair blow to the 800,000 young people who have made a life here in the United States. Now, these young people are facing a world turned upside down.
However, the fight for justice is not over. You can urge your Congressional representatives to pass the DREAM Act and tell your local officials to protect immigrants and all young people. For more resources on how to take action, visit Dosomething.org’s DACA resource center.”
For more information on the Youth Justice Project, visit www.youthjusticenc.org.