WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined 36 Senate colleagues and 87 U.S. House Representatives in sending a letter to Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, pressing the Trump Administration on reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing deportations of Dreamers.
“More than 800,000 Dreamers have come forward and received DACA. DACA has unleashed the full potential of Dreamers, who are contributing to our country as soldiers, nurses, teachers, and small business owners, and in many other ways,” wrote the Senators. “Now, as a result of President Trump’s decision, these Dreamers face losing their authorization to work and being deported to countries they barely remember.”
Read the Senators’ full letter here.
BACKGROUND: Many Dreamers have reported receiving notice that their deportation cases have been reopened. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a statement confirming that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) deportation cases that were administratively closed will be reopened and that this “is occurring nationwide and not isolated to a particular state or region.”
The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering the legality of President Trump’s cruel repeal of DACA, with a decision expected by June.