Mayor Opposes Federal Decision to Rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Program

Mayor Frank G. Jackson today released a statement in opposition of the federal decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program:

“I stand in opposition to rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, recognizing that the City of Cleveland thrives on the diversity of its people. Nearly 800,000 young people – including many in the City of Cleveland – may be negatively impacted. I encourage Clevelanders who may fear the loss of citizenship to become familiar with their rights – such as knowing what to do if an immigration officer comes to your door, what to do

in the event of a raid and knowing the rights of students in schools. America is a nation of immigrants and their descendants. To retroactively change its legal framework to keep new immigrants from enjoying the successes previous generations of immigrants and their descendants have enjoyed does not represent our values. All people are welcome here in the City of Cleveland.”