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December 07, 2020

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

ABA Presidential Statement

Statement of ABA President Hilarie Bass re: The end of the DACA program

"In light of the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be ended in six months, the American Bar Association urges Congress to act quickly to pass legislation that provides a fair, orderly and safe way ahead for the young people affected by this change. Today’s announced suspension of the DACA program without a ready legislative solution threatens the future of thousands of deserving people to pursue their dreams, and places them in danger of deportation. It also threatens our country’s access to a wealth of human potential..."

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