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Congress Punts on DACA Fix Once Again 

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Congress Punts on DACA Fix Once Again 

January 23, 2018, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today expressed its disappointment in yet another short term spending deal passed by Congress. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:

“Today, Congress chose politics over people. Passing a series of short term spending bills, without dealing with pressing issues that impact all who live in our midst, is irresponsible.“While we’re pleased this new continuing resolution includes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, it’s nothing short of shocking that Congress once again chose not to include a fix for the DACA program dismantled by president Trump. And, hard line immigration opponents in the White House only increased the chance that a deal on DACA would not happen. Each day Congress fails to act, another 122 young immigrants lose their legal status, leaving them vulnerable to deportation upheaval.

“Departments can’t plan, government employees are caught in the middle, and every week without action the 800,000 Dreamers brought to the US as children are at risk of losing their legal status. Get to work, Congress, and put people first by passing a clean Dream Act as well as addressing other critical business like long term spending levels, opioid treatment funding, and disaster relief.”

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW


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