Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Rep. Torres Responds to DACA Injunction

January 10, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the preliminary injunction issued by California’s Northern District Court on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:

 

“Yesterday’s ruling confirms what many of us have known for a long time: the Trump administration ended DACA for political reasons, not legal ones. In his meeting with Members of Congress yesterday, President Trump said, ‘because we’re going to get DACA done — I hope we’re going to get DACA done, and we’re going to all try very hard.’ If President Trump meant what he said, his administration should not appeal this ruling. Instead, he should build on this opportunity by working with Congress to advance a path to citizenship for DREAMers. Now is the time to get this done.”

 

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Rep. Torres is the founder and co-chair of the Central America Caucus, and is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

 

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