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The Latino Coalition Chairman Hector Barreto on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

09/07/2017 6:28 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition (TLC), the leading, national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, issued the following statement regarding the phase out of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):

"Today, the Trump Administration provided Congress with the opportunity to make immigration law the right way: through legislation, not executive orders. Reaction to this decision is ranging from hyperbole to falsehood – which may score political points, but is detrimental in the genuine effort to develop good, compassionate public policy on immigration," said Hector Barreto, The Latino Coalition Chairman and former U.S. Small Business Administrator.

"America needs comprehensive immigration reform that is developed through the legislative process, that meets the needs and interests of the American people and our national security. We urge Congress to use president Trump's decision to rescind DACA as an opportunity to make positive changes to our nation's broken immigration system. Leaders who really care will work together, across the aisle, instead of using immigration as a wedge issue for political gain – a tactic that is both irresponsible government and bad politics."

ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.

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