SWC Statement on DACA

September 5, 2017

The Simon Wiesenthal Center believes that the United States Congress has an obligation to pass legislation that would enable the 800,000 young people who were allowed to remain in the US as a result of President Obama’s executive action several years ago.

“While we understand that US borders must be secured, we believe it would be immoral to make a promise to these young people and then put them in legal limbo,”
said Rabbis Marvin Hier, founder and dean and Abraham Cooper, associate dean and global social action director. "The US made a promise, it should honor that promise,” they added.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).