See below for a list of DACA quotes from a variety of sources, including DREAMers themselves. Know any other good DACA quotes? Post them in the comments! We’ve added bold which is for emphasis and not part of the original quotes.
“Children shouldn’t suffer because of the decisions of their parents, especially when they have tried to make things right. #DACA”
- Russell More, President of the The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (a Southern Baptist body).
“With DACA… I no longer felt I was being punished for something beyond my control.”
- Anonymous Dreamer. Quoted on IBM’s website.
“Many of these young people are already deeply integrated into our churches and communities, and most know no other country than the United States.”
- Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals
“No human being is illegal.”
- Elie Wiesel
“No person should live in fear that they or a family member will be taken away by the federal government…”
“…Dreamers are our children’s teachers, they work in our communities, and they serve their country in all kinds of ways, including the military.”
- Jim Wallis, Christian leader and activist. From his post, Christians: DACA is our Fight
“Dreamers are used to this drama and uncertainty. We’ve experienced them for years. We didn’t know if we would go to college or work legally. We didn’t know how we would pay for our DACA applications or make ends meet when our work permits expired. And we certainly didn’t know that the opportunity to pass a permanent solution to DACA would come during Donald Trump’s tenure.”
“…we believe it is unjust to punish children for offenses they did not commit… we believe Dreamers deserve to be recognized as our fellow Americans… we believe a just government works to maintain the integrity of families.”
- The Southern Baptist, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission