Kimberly Yam | September 6, 2017
Jose Antonio Vargas isn’t going to stop challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who’s undocumented, told HuffPost in an email that there’s much more work to do even after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday that the administration was terminating the program. While DACA will officially end in six months, it’s now up to the House and Senate to formulate a solution to protect the nearly 800,000 Dreamers.
And Vargas is adamant about pushing Congress to step up and serve DACA recipients. In order for that to happen, the journalist told HuffPost, awareness must be spread regarding the program’s payoffs for both undocumented and documented Americans alike.
“Don’t give up. We’re with you. The majority of the country is also outraged right now and together, we are powerful,” Vargas, who’s Filipino-American, told HuffPost of his message to Dreamers. “We will fight for a new ― and maybe even better ― solution. We’ve done it before.”
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