For Immediate Release
Deep Sran Statement on Trump's Decision to End DACA
ASHBURN -- Educator, tech entrepreneur and candidate for Virginia's 10th Congressional District Deep Sran released the following statement in response to President Trump ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program enacted by the Obama Administration:
"The news this morning that President Trump is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is cruel, irresponsible, and a complete betrayal of our commitment to the American Dream. By choosing to eliminate DACA, Trump is forcing out nearly 800,000 hardworking young people who serve in our military, study in our classrooms, and contribute to our communities in countless other ways.
"Jeopardizing the lives of young immigrants who were brought to the United States as children -- and are American in every way -- is not only morally wrong, it's economically wrong, too. In fact, ending the program would remove $460 billion from our national economy over the next decade.
"It's time for Congress to step up and pass the bipartisan DREAM Act to ensure that people once covered under DACA will always be protected under the law. And if Barbara Comstock -- who has called for immigrants to be 'tracked like FedEx packages' -- refuses to take action to protect DREAMers, it's up to the rest of us to hold her accountable.
"Today, and always, I stand with the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers who are threatened by this Administration's actions."
Deep is a lifelong educator and innovator who has spent the majority of his career on his true passion - teaching our children. He founded Loudoun School for the Gifted, which empowers its students to dream big and to be ready for whatever the future holds. He also co-founded Actively Learn, an education technology company, to create a literacy platform which helps promote better thinking as students read for class. In his school, his company, and his community, Deep has worked to ensure that our children - the future leaders of America - have access to the resources and skills they need to solve the problems of tomorrow.