Sacramento — The League of California Cities® executive officers have issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
“Immigration is the responsibility of the federal government, yet the inability of Congress for decades to enact comprehensive immigration reform policies has left states and localities on their own to respond to the issues which have many human, economic and societal impacts.
Our organization has consistently advocated, in conjunction with the National League of Cities, for Congress to enact a comprehensive approach to the immigration issue that incorporates thoughtful and sensitive solutions to the realities associated with millions of families, students and workers living in California and throughout the country, while also addressing important enforcement issues.
Piecemeal proposals on this sensitive issue will not work, can have harmful and divisive impacts and create fear and uncertainty in our communities.
We urge Congress and the President to seize the moment to enact a comprehensive, balanced and bipartisan approach to immigration issues.”
Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.