People For the American Way

PFAW Criticizes Jeb Bush’s Support For Deporting DREAMers & Immigrant Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015

Contact: Laura Epstein or Layne Amerikaner at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Jeb Bush said he would repeal DACA & DAPA, President Obama’s executive actions that protect DREAMers and their families from deportation.

In response, People For the American Way Political Director Randy Borntrager released the following statement:

“Ending President Obama’s executive actions means subjecting millions of hard-working immigrants to deportation. By stating his intent to repeal these actions, Jeb Bush announced his unabashed support for deporting DREAMers.

“After years of gridlock in Congress and Republicans' vehement opposition to immigration reform, Jeb Bush's calls for legislation to protect DREAMers is a farce. The next President must protect DREAMers and immigrant families whether or not Congress takes action, and Jeb Bush just told us that he absolutely won’t.”

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