Caforio Statement on 4th Anniversary of DACA Implementation

Caforio Statement on 4th Anniversary of DACA Implementation

Immediate Release: August 15, 2016

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio, candidate in California’s 25th Congressional District, released the following statement on the 4th anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Four years ago the lives of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants were changed with the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). While I am glad this program has helped protect so many DREAMers, we must fight for comprehensive immigration reform to bring people out of the shadows and strengthen our economy. My opponent Steve Knight, sees things differently. His long, Trump-like anti-immigrant record is wrong for our district and wrong for our country.”

Knight’s long anti-immigrant record includes:

  • Voting against allowing DREAMers to serve our country in the military
  • Voting against the California DREAM Act
  • Saying “I have no problem telling a family, your child can stay […] But you’re going to have to go,” in reference to deporting parents whose children are citizens
  • Supporting Arizona’s anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law
  • Saying the border was a “number one issue” because those crossing “hurt our way of life.”
  • Endorsing ripping apart immigrant families by sending an amicus brief to the Supreme Court against the Administration’s immigration actions.

Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider it a toss-up in a Presidential election year. Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration for the first time, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.


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