Letters and Correspondence
Issa DACA Proposal
Wendy Cervantes (Former Staff)Children of Immigrants
On Wednesday, June 25th First Focus Campaign for Children sent this letter to all members of the House of Representatives regarding the misguided, irresponsible, and mean-spirited Dear Colleague letter circulated by Congressman Darrel Issa. The Congressman’s letter proposes to address the issue of an increase of child refugees fleeing terrible and unspeakably violent circumstances and arriving at the Southern Border by eliminating the highly successful and popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. The letter provides a brief outline of the successes of DACA, why this policy is not to blame for the recent influx of Central American children, and urges all members of the House of Representatives to reject Congressman Issa’s proposal.