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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Statement on Possible Deportation of DACA Recipient Daniela Vargas

Mar 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on the apprehension of Daniela Vargas, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient who now faces deportation after speaking at a news conference in Mississippi:

"Daniela Vargas’ case is a tragic example of the drastic difference between the President’s rhetoric and actions on immigration. We must keep our communities safe from violent criminals, but Daniela has no criminal record. Daniela dreamt of one day becoming a math teacher. Instead of working to mold, inspire, and educate future minds she was targeted, apprehended, and fast tracked for deportation. Our country needs policies that recognize the economic and social contributions of young people like Daniela not that deports them. When our basic due process protections are abandoned for anyone they are at risk for everyone."

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.


Media Contact:

Carlos Paz Jr.