Right now in the United States there are some 800,000 law-abiding young people without proper immigration papers who nevertheless proudly call America home. Two days ago, President Trump sent them a clear message: They are not welcome here. With its decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has protected these “Dreamers” since 2012, the administration claims that it is merely insisting that Congress take responsibility for the program. That is a dodge, and a cowardly one. This cruel new policy is also a direct contradiction of the promise that Trump made to the Hispanic community only months ago.
"Why I’m Resigning From Trump’s Diversity Coalition" is from the September 07, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Javier Palomarez and narrated by Kristi Burns.