Press Release

AFJ Statement on DACA and Government Shutdown

January 20, 2018

Washington, D.C., January 20, 2018 – In response to the federal government shutdown that took effect overnight, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“It is outrageous that the White House and Congressional Republicans are willing to go to the mat and shut down the government rather than responsibly address the plight of DREAMers.  This is political posturing at the expense of hundreds of thousands of young people who have been raised as Americans, love this country, and deserve to remain.  We stand with the DREAMers and oppose this wasteful and irresponsible shutdown.”