September 5th, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio, candidate for Congress in California’s 25th District, released the following statement in response to Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“Today, my heart goes out to the Dreamers across this country. Trump’s decision to end the DACA program is cruel and unproductive. Like most Americans, Dreamers call this great country home. Not only is ending DACA morally reprehensible, it is economically idiotic. More than 220,000 Dreamers in California add $11.6 billion to our state’s GDP each year. Steve Knight and Republicans in Congress have been too focused on building a wall and demonizing immigrants to take meaningful action to fix our broken immigration system. Trump’s actions today only strengthen my resolve to pass comprehensive immigration reform so that millions of people can live, work, and contribute to our society and our economy without the fear of being separated from their families.”
The son of two public school teachers, Caforio was born and raised in Southern California, 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 and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is now considered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.