Zody Statement on DACA announcement

INDIANAPOLIS – In response to the Trump administration’s announcement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody issued the following statement.

“Today, the Trump administration turned its back on hard-working immigrant families and students who only know this country as their home. In Indiana, nearly 9,000 DACA beneficiaries contribute more than $500 million in economic activity to the Hoosier economy. They are small business owners, entrepreneurs and they are vitally important to our state’s economic engine. We know there is much work to be done to fix our broken immigration system. Subtracting half a billion dollars in GDP from the state’s economy won’t help in that aim, nor will building walls instead of bridges. We urge Congress to work together to find a bipartisan solution.”

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