Las Vegas, NV – With the Trump Administration officially announcing plans today to terminate President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Senator Dean Heller and Attorney General Adam Laxalt bear responsibility for paving the way for President Trump’s decision. Heller and Laxalt laid the groundwork for this attack on our DREAMers, and Nevadans won’t forget it when they head to the ballot box in 2018.
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement: “Dean Heller and Adam Laxalt gave President Trump the political cover to make this heartless decision to terminate DACA and put thousands of DREAMers at risk of being deported. When Senator Heller voted to defund and kill President Obama’s immigration executive action, he paved the way for Trump to end DACA. When Attorney General Laxalt added the State of Nevada to the partisan lawsuit opposing President Obama’s immigration executive action, he paved the way for Trump to end DACA. The Democratic Party stands in solidarity with Nevada’s DREAMers and our vibrant immigrant community, and we stand united against these anti-immigrant Republican politicians who have used their offices to support Trump’s hateful agenda and tear these families apart.”