In Letter, Watson Coleman Requests Clear DHS Guidance on DACA
“Sec. Kelly, it is crucial the Administration speak with one voice on this matter.”
Ewing, NJ – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, requesting clarification on policies toward individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Following reports of the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year old DACA recipient from California, the letter highlights contradictory statements made by senior officials on current Administration policy. Watson Coleman cites, “as the Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, the complex nature of the enforcement of these policies and multiple agencies involved in enforcing immigration laws - it is crucial that the Administration speak with one voice on this matter, so the public can fully understand its positon and this policy.”
Excerpts from the letter are below.
On conflicting statements from Trump Administration officials:
On DACA and its impact on immigrant communities: