Marie Newman to Trump, Lipinski: Stop Playing Politics With 800,000 Young Lives



In response to Donald Trump’s self-imposed deadline today to expire Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for hundreds of thousands of young DREAMers, progressive Democrat Marie Newman, who is challenging incumbent Congressman Dan Lipinski in the March 20 primary election for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District, released the following statement:

“Donald Trump has no problem tearing families apart to make himself feel like the he’s in control. His self-imposed deadline to derail the lives of more than 800,000 young people and their families is not only morally wrong, but it is economic and politically idiotic.

“Working families across the 3rd Congressional District want a Clean Dream Act–but Dan Lipinski, as usual, voted against their best interests, kowtowing to Donald Trump’s extreme hate-filled agenda and even praising Trump as a champion for immigration reform.”

“DREAMers can’t wait for the courts continue to debate the future. Now more than ever, Democrats must to stand up strongly and demand a Clean Dream Act. Democrats must hold the line until we have a plan that protects young people. But Dan Lipinski betrayed our young people right out of the gate.

“Families in the 3rd District deserve a representative in Congress who will work tirelessly in Congress to make sure they never have to question whether they have a safe place in this country.”