WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Against the advice of American business leaders, Republican leadership, the opinions of the American public, and the crystal clear calls of conscience, President Trump today ended the DACA program. Of all of the President's regular dalliances with mindlessness and heartlessness, this will do the most damage to hundreds of thousands of young lives and to our economy. 

“The President pardons Sherriff Joe Arpaio, a national shame, while casting out Dreamers who wish to succeed as Americans. This is now a moment of truth for the Congress and its Republican leadership. It must act to right this wrong or give up any claim to moral standing or economic wisdom.”