Commissioner Fish Statement on President Trump's Decision to Rescind DACA
September 5, 2017
Today, Donald Trump took our country backward. Again.
I join my colleagues on the City Council in condemning today’s misguided and cruel action.
800,000 young people living in America – who proudly call our country home – will be impacted by this decision.
So will their families, their friends, their communities, their employers – all of us.
Fear and uncertainty are daily realities for DACA recipients, and today’s announcement only heightens those anxieties.
Today the President violated basic American principles of fairness – that we honor hard work and opportunity for all.
That may be why over two-thirds of Americans oppose this action, and why Fortune 500 companies are speaking out forcefully.
America is better than this; we must be better than this.
As your City Commissioner, I stand with each of you.
As an employer, I proudly stand with Mariana Garcia Medina, a Dreamer with a very bright future in our community.
This is a moral test.
We call upon the Congress to stand up for our shared values and to provide a bridge for all Dreamers seeking a better life in America.