President Trump is ending DACA — the program that provides critical deportation protection and work authorization to nearly 800,000 Dreamers who have passed a rigorous background check, paid a fee and are currently in school, active duty or the workforce. The consequences of ending DACA without a legislative solution will be devastating. It will cost the U.S. economy $460.3 billion over the next decade. An average of 1,400 Dreamers will be forced from their jobs every business day for the next two years. And every single Dreamer will be subject to immediate deportation, often to countries they cannot even remember.
Congress can and must act to protect Dreamers and give them the permanent legislative solution they deserve.