Washington, DC – Victory Institute President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“Appealing to his most xenophobic base, Trump is risking the lives of 800,000 young people, including more than 75,000 LGBTQ people who deserve to live and work free of fear. It’s cruel and cowardly – and fits with a pattern of implementing racist, xenophobic and anti-LGBTQ policies that target core American values and move our country backward. Our community will be in the streets protesting this injustice, and our LGBTQ members of Congress are committed to fight for legislation that protects Dreamers and creates a humane immigration program. While this White House governs through fear and hate, we are committed to identifying and training LGBTQ leaders who will govern with optimism and fairness. We still dream with these young people.”
Victory Institute works to increase the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in public office and to provide programming, service, and other support to ensure their success.