Senate Democrats are angrily reacting to news that President Donald Trump is planning to end DACA with a six-month delay.
“Ending DACA…[is] not leadership, President Trump–its disgraceful,” Sen. Patty Murray wrote of the decision.
Ending #DACA would rip apart hardworking families and upend entire communities. That’s not leadership, President Trump—its disgraceful.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) September 4, 2017
Dreamers have only ever called the U.S. their home. This is their country.
This action is an affront to who we are as Americans. https://t.co/lemLcEP8sa
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) September 4, 2017
The Trump Administration’s decision, to rescind DACA is taking our country backwards. For DREAMers like Acuña family, we must keep fighting!
— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) September 4, 2017
Senator Ben Cardin asserted that Trump has no “legit reason” to end DACA, ignoring arguments from conservatives about rule of law and the potential unconstitutionality of the executive order.
— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) September 4, 2017
Sen. Kamala Harris called the move “heartless.”
Ending DACA would be nothing short of heartless. It’s on us to demand a vote on the DREAM Act. We must stand with our Dreamers. https://t.co/pi30H6mA1J
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 4, 2017
Dear Republicans, your moment has come. Every Democrat will join you. Show the courage and grace to save these children, and our nation. https://t.co/M8bGZqpYmT
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 4, 2017
“This is an enormous moral and economic mistake,” Sen. Brian Schatz declared.
DACA kids work, study, serve in military. Kicking them out undermines American traditions. This is an enormous moral and economic mistake.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) September 4, 2017
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 4, 2017
Sen. Bernie Sanders chimed in with some wild rhetoric, calling the move to end DACA “one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president in our modern history.”
If Trump decides to end DACA, it will be one of the ugliest and cruelest decisions ever made by a president in our modern history. https://t.co/EXfRAy5azO
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 4, 2017
— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) September 4, 2017
Congress MUST act to protect #DACA recipients. I’m ready to vote “YES” on the DREAM Act!
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 4, 2017