Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement on the Anniversary of President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Friday, November 20, 2015
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s announcement of executive actions on immigration:

“One year ago, President Obama introduced Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), common sense solutions for our broken immigration system. DAPA and DACA will allow millions of hard-working immigrants –including 1.2 million Californians – to come out of the shadows, boosting our economy and making communities safer. I am disappointed in the recent Fifth Circuit ruling blocking DAPA and DACA, and will continue to defend the President's actions to ensure that both documented and undocumented immigrants have access to the rights and privileges that are guaranteed by the state of California and our nation.”

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