How Can California Keep the DACA Dream Alive?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday that the Trump administration was ending DACA — the Obama-era program that protects nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation — California's response came from a trio of top Democratic leaders who are the sons of immigrants.

It is hard to conjure up a sharper contrast than that of Sessions, an entrenched Republican foe of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the three California officials of Mexican heritage — Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León and Secretary of State Alex Padilla — who stood shoulder to shoulder at a press conference in Sacramento to challenge Trump's decision.

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