FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2017
Natalia Jaramillo, (786) 317-3524
Washington, D.C. - Late last night, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced he will revoke Obama’s executive action to protect millions of undocumented parents known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). The announcement came together with the decision to maintain protections for undocumented youth under the original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for the time being.
The following is a statement from Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director for We Belong Together: