Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Issues Statement on Trump Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

DAVIS, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) reacted today to the Trump Administration’s action to rescind the Obama Administration’s Executive Order establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Today, President Trump continued his Administration’s aggressive attack on immigrants when he turned his back on 800,000 undocumented young people by terminating DACA,” said Aguiar-Curry.  “Rounding up law-abiding children will not make anyone safer.  DREAMers, who were brought to this country as young children, have done nothing to deserve the President’s attacks.  In most cases, these children have struggled to succeed, as Americans, in school, work, and in their communities.”

Aguiar-Curry also declared her support for SB 54, which will come to the Assembly Floor this week.

“This Administration has proven we cannot rely on today’s federal government to protect our neighbors, our coworkers, our friends, or the children in our schools.  We must take on that responsibility ourselves,” the Assemblymember announced.  “That is why I will vote in favor of the California Values Act (SB54) which prevents state and local law enforcement officials from becoming federal immigration officers.  Instead, our local police and sheriffs can focus on their primary duty of keeping our neighborhoods safe.  Driving victims and witnesses into seclusion will not help catch criminals.”

Aguiar-Curry represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes all of Lake and Napa Counties, parts of Colusa County, all of Yolo County except West Sacramento, Dixon in Solano County and Rohnert Park in Sonoma County.