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Antonio Villaraigosa Responds to U.S. District Court Ruling to Continue DACA Program

Antonio Villaraigosa Responds to U.S. District Court Ruling to Continue DACA Program

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For Immediate Release
January 10, 2018

ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA RESPONDS TO U.S. DISTRICT COURT RULING TO CONTINUE DACA PROGRAM

Los Angeles, CA – Former California State Assembly Speaker and 41st Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court’s decision to block the Trump Administration from phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Said Mayor Villaraigosa:

“Judge William Alsup did the right thing by ordering the Trump Administration to continue to accept renewal applications for the DACA program. While this is great news, it is not a permanent solution.

“Congress must act on a permanent legislative solution for the over one million people who might be deported and separated from their families.

“Congress must pass the DREAM Act immediately and show the world that America is still a beacon of hope to immigrants.”

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