Bennet Statement on Fifth Anniversary of DACA Implementation

Denver, CO - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement to mark the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

"On the fifth anniversary of the implementation of DACA, we reflect on the security and opportunity the program has provided to thousands of young people in Colorado and across the country," Bennet said. "DREAMers should feel empowered to continue contributing to our society-not scared of being deported from the only country they know as home. Today, I recommit to protecting DREAMers and working to find a path that leads to comprehensive immigration reform."

On July 27, Bennet and his Democratic colleagues sent a letter to President Trump urging him to use his executive authority to protect DACA. In 2016, Bennet filed a Congressional amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of DAPA and DACA+. Bennet also was a member of the Gang of Eight, a group of bipartisan senators that drafted and secured passage of comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. Senate in 2013.