Fil-Am political leaders criticize Trump’s move to end DACA
Filipino Americans are among the number of elected officials issuing statements in response to the Trump administration’s landmark move rescinding the DACA program.
Speaking in front of a group of California legislators on Tuesday, Assemblyman Rob Bonta — the first Filipino elected to the state assembly — condemned the decision to end DACA, calling it “cruel, heartless, and morally bankrupt.”
“Our dreamers belong here and we’re going to stand up for them and protect them and defend them with everything that we have here in California,” he said.
On Monday, Utah’s attorney general Fil-Am Republican Sean Reyes also issued a statement regarding the DACA program. Reyes urged
Reyes urged Congress to pass legislation providing a path for Dreamers, saying that it “is unconscionable to deport a young person who came to this country as a child, or even infant without any choice of their own. These kids are our kids too. They grew up next door to you and me, played on the little league teams we coached, went to school with our children, worked in local businesses, and by and large, they are leading productive lives contributing to our economy and the strength of America.”