Today, the Trump administration stripped away protections for Dreamers—young Americans brought to this country as children. The announcement, which many of us had long feared, will end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The result is that soon, thousands of young immigrants will face the possibility of deportation from the only country they know unless Congress takes swift action.
These young Americans are not some faceless other. They are our co-workers, our students, our neighbors, our children’s teachers, and our friends.