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Trump’s decision to deport Dreamers is cruel and heartless

News: 2017 Press Release

For Release: September 5, 2017
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Email Inquiries: cdipress@insurance.ca.gov
Trump’s decision to deport Dreamers is cruel and heartless and ignores their contributions to California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement condemning President Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months:

"President Trump's most recent cruel and outrageous decision to end DACA in six months will result in the deportation of as many as 800,000 Dreamers. The golden state is home to the largest number of Dreamers at 220,000. They came to California as children, attend school, college, hold jobs, and contribute to California communities and our economy in meaningful ways. It is heartless for President Trump to ignore those contributions and their dreams by deporting them. California will continue to resist this most recent Trump administration policy seeking to further divide us and deport Californians who have committed no crimes but simply came to our state as children."



The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California. Insurers collect $289 billion in premiums annually in California. Since 2011 the California Department of Insurance received more than 1,000,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $394 million in claims and premiums. Please visit the Department of Insurance web site at www.insurance.ca.gov. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800.927.HELP or 213.897.8921. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), please dial 800.482.4833.

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