Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor's Statement On Federal Action Against DACA

September 5, 2017 -- "The decision by the federal government to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is regrettable and unwise. It will affect about 80,000 young immigrants in the greater Houston area. Young immigrants who had sought deferrals from possible deportation proceedings have made significant contributions to our city and our country. Congress must enact a permanent solution, other than deportation, for immigrants brought to this country as children. They are part of the American fabric and future."