EdTrust–NY condemns President Trump’s decision to eliminate DACA protections, creating climate of fear and uncertainty

by | Sep 5, 2017 | Statements

The following statement can be attributed to The Education Trust–New York Executive Director Ian Rosenblum:

“The federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program represents the promise of the American Dream – enabling 42,000 of our fellow New Yorkers to pursue an education, seek employment and make significant contributions to the economy. Putting these New Yorkers at risk is immoral, and by doing so the president has violated the most basic values that unite us as New Yorkers and Americans.

“We are grateful that Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Schneiderman have made clear that they intend to fight this cruel decision in court, and as advocates for ensuring that all New York students are protected and supported, we join Chancellor Rosa and Education Commissioner Elia in their call to ‘continue to fight for our Dreamers because it is the right thing to do.’”