Medina Urges Congress to Save DACA

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, strongly supported House Resolution 66, which condemns the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

During the HR 66 debate in the State Assembly, Assemblymember Medina called on Congress to find a solution to protect Dreamers. A son of immigrants, Assemblymember Medina told his colleagues that his father came to the United States to find a better life for his children.

“My father made the right decision because he knew education was the way to advance in this country and he was proud of the fact that his four children have all graduated from college.”

State legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to provide $30 million to support California’s undocumented immigrants.  The proposal provides extra funding for immigration legal services under the One California program.

“I have never been so proud of any group of kids as I am proud of the Dreamers. Many of these Dreamers are Valedictorians. They attend our Community Colleges, CSUs, and UCs. As a chair of the higher education, I am so proud of the President of each systems that stood up to the Federal Government to protect our DACA students,” Medina said.

Learn more about HR 66 and California’s fight to protect Dreamers in this Assembly Access video: http://www.asmdc.org/medina

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.