September 5, 2017, New York – In response to the Trump administration ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:
We stand with immigrant communities in decrying the Trump administration’s elimination of DACA. This is an inhumane affront to immigrant youth and yet another escalation of Trump and Sessions’s white supremacist agenda of terror directed at immigrant communities of color—mounting ICE arrests, pardoning Joe Arpaio, and calling for a deadly border wall. We will continue to fight alongside organizations on the frontlines of this struggle and immigrant communities claiming their right to live in dignity and free from fear. Resistance is our civic duty.
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.