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A Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

September 5, 2017

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement:
 
"It's unfortunate the President has chosen to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which now leaves it in the hands of Congress for legislative action. The young people who will be affected have known no other home than the U.S., and DACA has given many of them important academic opportunities that further their ability to contribute to our communities, and our nation.  

“Immigrants have historically had a very positive impact in our country, and in Vermont, and their contributions continue today.  
“It is my hope Congress will take action and continue this policy, which I believe provides long term benefits to American culture, the economy and the prosperity of our country."

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