Senator Blumenthal holds rally with Dreamers against Trump’s decision to end DACA

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Senator Richard Blumenthal is joining the Connecticut “Dreamers” to rally against President Donald Trump‘s decision to end DACA in Hartford Wednesday morning.

The senator wants to urge discussion on ways to protect these immigrants who came to United States as children and pave the pathway to citizenship.

Related: Trump lists demands on immigration in exchange for DACA

In a statement regarding DACA, Blumenthal said:

“My message to Trump is clear-I stand with Dreamers in rejecting these heartless demands. Any deal to protect Dreamers that requires them to accept the destruction and dismantling of their families is unconscionable. The President’s cruel dictate ending DACA has created unnecessary chaos and confusion, disrupting and derailing lives and creating an economic nightmare for employers. It is now on Congress to prevent this catastrophe by passing the Dream Act and coming together for true bipartisan discussions on comprehensive immigration reform to restore reason and rationality to this badly broken system.”

The rally, which began at 11 a.m., is being held at the Legislative Office Building.

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