Statement from Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer regarding Attorney General Sessions’ announcement on DACA 

PHOENIX (September 5, 2017) — Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement regarding Attorney General Sessions’ announcement on DACA:

“Does anyone feel safer now that the attorney general has announced the removal of legal protections for 800,000 students and participants in the US economy? 

“Does anyone believe our border is more secure now that immigrants brought to this country as children – at an average age of six – will bear the legal consequences of choices made far beyond their control?

“Does anyone believe our economy is made stronger by eliminating billions of dollars in economic activity from the US economy?

“Today’s announcement was made without wisdom and without compassion. Congress needs to act with urgency and advance a policy for the DACA-eligible population that is consistent with American values.” 

 

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