U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Obama Administration DREAM Act-Eligible Youth Provision

Jun 15, 2012 Issues: Education, , Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security program aimed at protecting nearly one million youth that are eligible for the DREAM Act from facing deportation.

“As President Obama stated during today’s announcement of the new Homeland Security directive, this ‘makes sense’. I applaud the President and Secretary Napolitano for their exceptional leadership and action to allow youth who are eligible for the DREAM Act to continue to call America home.

“This provision is a symbol of what America is all about and provides security for young people who have been raised and educated here the opportunity to officially grow roots in their communities and provide them with an outlet to fuel their desire to build a stronger nation together.”