DENVER — Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 — Today Gov. John Hickenlooper offered this statement regarding President Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

"Colorado has always been a place where people can determine their destiny. The DACA program provides thousands of young people the opportunity to do just that. President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program unnecessarily jeopardizes the futures of more than 17,000 Coloradans. We strongly encourage Colorado’s congressional delegation to support the passage of the Dream Act, ensuring that Dreamers can continue making contributions to the only country they’ve ever called home. We will not turn our back on these young people and neither should our country."

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