Protect the Dreamers!!








September 7, 2017 

The Board of Democracy for New York City (DFNYC) strongly condemns President Trump's decision this week to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. This action will result in the possible deportation of over 800,000 mostly young persons who have lived most of their lives here and who contribute positively to our communities in many ways. This decision will particularly affect New York City where many young people live among us who were brought to this country by their parents as minors and who are now responsible adult residents of our city. We find Trump's decision to be cruel and feel that this is clearly being done for political as opposed to practical reasons. We should never use human lives as political pawns to negotiate for other things. All of us must fight this. As President Obama stated eloquently in his response:

"Ultimately, this is about basic decency. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we'd want our own kids to be treated. Its about who we are as a people- and who we want to be"

DFNYC pledges to stand with the Dreamers and fight for their right to stay in our country and continue to help build our communities. They share the same dreams and hopes that we do. We are the Dreamers.

Roberta Cohen
Carlos Dennis
Tracey Keij Denton
Rhonda Patillo
Max Smith
Richard Wallner
Wilson Chau