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Statement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Trump Administration Decision to Continue DACA Program

June 16, 2017

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"We applaud the Trump administration’s announcement that it will continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in its current form.

We have previously thanked President Trump for his positive comments about these talented individuals and asked him to take action to officially protect them. This decision lifts a cloud of uncertainty for hundreds of thousands of high-achieving and productive young people, allowing them to continue to work, attend college and otherwise contribute greatly to American society in countless ways for many years to come.”

Update to President Broad’s DACA Statement

June 19, 2017

"We were gratified to see the Trump administration's formal notice last week that the DACA program will continue. However, it was disappointing that a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson subsequently issued a statement that the program, nonetheless, remains under review.

But that statement also reiterated the president's determination to handle the issue 'with compassion and with heart.' We are optimistic President Trump will continue his sympathetic treatment of these exceptional young people as his administration and Congress work toward a permanent solution to solidify their legal status in this country."

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