Ending DACA: Bad Public Policy

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Ending DACA: Bad Public Policy

For Immediate Release
Contact: Danielle Marse-Kapr
845.629.8656 | dmarsekapr@ywca.org

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides protections for young immigrants who came to the United States as children. As of this morning, 800,000 young people will be at risk of deportation and being separated from their loved ones.


“At YWCA, we see this for what it is: racial profiling, xenophobia, and bad public policy. We must stand by young women of color and ensure that they have access to every opportunity by protecting DACA and pursuing a permanent solution through the DREAM Act.”

YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.

YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights; empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls; and health and safety of women and girls.