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08/16/2017

Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on Fifth Anniversary of DACA

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements on the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy:

Governor Malloy said, “DACA is a prudent policy that ultimately strengthens our country and provides for a brighter future for not only immigrants, but for all Americans. Over the past five years, those who have benefited from DACA have emerged from the shadows and are working towards realizing the great American dream. These young people are attending college, starting businesses, and becoming leaders in their communities. Each new generation of immigrants enriches the American experience, and as a nation of immigrants, we have principled obligation to ensure that the youth in our country are given every opportunity to succeed – and DACA does just that.”

Lt. Governor Wyman said, “My grandfather came here from Austria and like so many immigrants before him, he helped build this country. He worked hard, was engaged in his community, and achieved the American dream – a job, a home, and a place to belong. For centuries, immigrants have made this country stronger, lending their labor, service, and love to an ideal – and all the people who share this ideal. It’s our turn now to protect that path for those who want to contribute to our nation, those who already consider themselves Americans, but for where they were born. DACA serves our national interests – ensuring our educated young people can contribute to our communities and the economy.”

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