September 9, 2017

Time: Formerly Undocumented State Representatives Say Donald Trump Is Threatening the American Dream

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For a politician to toy with the futures of so many young people is unconscionable. But when you consider the impact that repeal would have on our economy, it’s also reckless. The progressive think tank the Center for American Progress estimated that ending DACA would wipe away at least $433.4 billion from our nation’s GDP . Dreamers are not eligible to receive federal benefits like food stamps or financial aid, but they do pay taxes — the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy estimates that Dreamers pay over $1.2 billion annually in federal, state and local taxes. That’s $1.2 billion that may disappear from our budgets if President Trump repeals this program. It’s time to put politics aside and do the right thing for our communities by giving Dreamers the certainty and respect they deserve. Read more