Englund on DACA: Congress must protect the program
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September 6, 2017
WOODINVILLE, WA — Jinyoung Englund, 45th Legislative Distrcict State Senate candidate, made the following statement today regarding the announcement by the White House to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“It is disappointing to see the current White House administration put an end to a program that protects children and young workers who were raised in this country. My grandparents immigrated here more than 40 years ago because of the American Dream and my brother and I will always be grateful for that. In the same way, those protected under DACA were raised here no differently than my brother and I; they attended schools here, started their own families here, have contributed to our communities and regard America as their home,” said Englund.
“In Washington state, those protected by DACA pay over $51.2 million a year in state and local taxes, and with the announcement today of the President’s decision, our state will lose $19.1 million every year. I hope that Congress works quickly to create a solution that will allow families to remain together and those who were protected by DACA to remain in the country they call home.”
Englund is a third-generation Washingtonian, whose family immigrated to the United States in 1975, and the daughter of a retired U.S. Army veteran and wife of an active duty Marine. She is running for State Senate in the 45th Legislative District in this November’s special election.