Statement on Potential Trump Veto of Omnibus Due to Lack of DREAMer Protections

LANGLEY PARK, MD (FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018) – Gustavo Torres, President of CASA in Action, issued the following statement after Trump announced a potential veto of the $1.3 trillion government funding bill because it fails to protect beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“Exploiting DREAMers to secure more funding for his ridiculous border wall is the latest in Trump’s litany of morally reprehensible actions. We can’t forget that he fabricated this crisis, leaving undocumented youth to face this sick uncertainty about their future. DREAMers are not toys he can take out and play with whenever it strikes his fancy. They are talented young people that want to study, work, and live in the country they love. We look to Congress now more than ever for a permanent, legislative solution that protects DREAMers.”


With nearly 100,000 lifetime members, CASA in Action is the largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights in the Mid-Atlantic region. Visit

CASA in Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the foremost Latino and immigrant organization in the Mid-Atlantic region and a national leader in supporting immigrant families and ensuring that all individuals have the core supports necessary for full participation in society. CASA in Action and CASA in Action PAC endorse candidates that advance its membership’s priorities and facilitates greater engagement of Latinos and voters of color in elections. With nearly 100,000 members, CASA in Action is an individual membership organization of low-income immigrants.  Donations to CASA in Action are not tax-deductible.

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