No one is safe under President Trump’s Administration, and yesterday U.S Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly reaffirmed this notion when he told House Democrats that DACA was in “serious jeopardy.” Representative Jeff Denham likes to claim that he supports DREAMers. As of matter of fact, he prides himself as a strong supporter:
“‘Congress must lead in fixing our broken immigration system, with an important part of the plan being a path to legal status for Dreamers who were brought here as children,’ said Denham. ‘These hardworking young people are already part of our communities, and they deserve a fair and thoughtful solution that will bring certainty to their lives.’” [Rep. Jeff Denham press release, 4/20/17]
But in the 7 months of this new Congress, Denham has done the bare minimum to protect law-abiding immigrants, like the DREAMers he keeps promising to protect, from President Trump’s mass deportation force.
“Jeff Denham’s empty promises of fighting for DREAMers and their families mean absolutely nothing when President Trump’s Administration continues to expand its cruel and heartless mass deportation force,” said Javier Gamboa of the DCCC. “House Republicans are in the majority and have made it clear that they would rather follow President Trump’s anti-immigrant lead than to do what’s right for our country. Make no mistake – during the midterm elections, California voters will chose a true leader who will finally stand up to Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda and pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.”