Kent Lester Statement on President Trump's Plan to Repeal DACA

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Via Press Release

Cedar Park TX - Kent Lester issued the following statement regarding President Trump's plan to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy implemented by President Obama:

"There are an estimated 271000 DACA-eligible recipients in Texas, of which over 2000 call District 31 home. These Dreamers are the American Dream. We must not end this program; we must not break the promise we have given them by changing the rules of the game on these young students who are meeting their end of the deal. They are receiving an education and want to pay it back by being productive members of society. In many cases, in the only country they have ever known: the United States of America.

As Americans, we must stand for the right of all those that wish to join us as productive members of our society, in Congress, I plan to do just that for all residents and citizens of District 31."