“Since coming into office, the administration has done everything in their power to criminalize, detain and deport Black and Brown communities. The decision to officially revoke DAPA is one of many actions this administration has already taken to reinforce his mass deportation agenda,” reacted Alvina Yeh, APALA Executive Director. “While the administration’s anti-immigrant policies are deeply troubling, we also cannot forget the Republicans who did everything in their power to block DAPA/DACA+. They are just as complicit in the systemic violence our communities experience, and with many seats up for reelection in the midterm elections, we have to use all tactics possible to ensure the safety of our communities.”
Yves Gomes, APALA National Executive Board Member and UFCW Local 400 member added, “Although the administration claims that the DACA program will remain in effect, we cannot trust anything this administration says. Examples of DACA-mented individuals being detained and deported serve as a reminder that no immigrant is safe under this present administration.”
“I am disgusted by this news. It breaks my heart that the 3.5 million undocumented parents who could have benefited from this program now have no hope and must continue to live in heightened fear in this country. APALA is committed to fighting for our communities on the streets, in the courtrooms, and at the ballot box, to ensure our communities’ right to stay in this country,” concluded Johanna Puno Hester, APALA National President and Assistant Executive Director of the United Domestic Workers, AFSCME Local 3930.