Reno, Nev. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable with beneficiaries of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Cortez Masto discussed the role that DACA has played in the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the United States as children. She also advocated for the passage of The DREAM Act, a law that would codify many of the provisions of the DACA program into federal law.
“The DACA program has given hundreds of thousands of young people, including 12,000 Nevadans, who have never known any home other than the United States the peace of mind that they will not suddenly be rounded up and deported,” said Cortez Masto. “DACA has allowed DREAMers to come out of the shadows and serve in our military, pursue higher education, and enrich our communities. I will continue working to protect DACA and establish a permanent path to citizenship for DREAMers.”
Cortez Masto also answered questions about the DACA program and its future under the Trump administration. She highlighted measures that families can take to stay safe and informed during this time of uncertainty. Last week, Cortez Masto participated in a town hall for DACA recipients in Las Vegas.