Environmental Defense Fund Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End the DACA Program

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp- September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017
Keith Gaby, 202-572-3336, kgaby@edf.org

“We cannot make progress toward a healthier world in a climate of fear and resentment. The President’s decision today to end the DACA program by next spring, subject to Congressional action, will only serve to further divide our nation. The 800,000 people whose lives are now in turmoil did nothing wrong beyond being brought to this country as children, and have sought only to live out the American dream.

“Environmental Defense Fund has no expertise in immigration policy. But we know that progress toward cleaner air and water is put at risk when the public debate is consumed by fear. We depend on the talents of our diverse workforce, including many people from immigrant families, and we understand that progress on our issues depends on a civil society free from these destructive divisions. We will not ignore attacks on those who live around us. Their progress is ours.” 

            - Fred Krupp, president, Environmental Defense Fund

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