"Long Beach is and will always remain a city that welcomes and supports all people. We are a nation of immigrants, built by a love of country, family and community. The DACA program has allowed young people who came to our country as children to work, advance their education, and start small businesses.
By ending the DACA program, we are denying young people the same opportunity that I received when I immigrated to the United States. We are denying talented young people the chance to contribute to our nation. We made these DREAMERs a promise, and if the president of the United States breaks that promise, we will do everything we can to continue to support them. I urge members of Congress to pass legislation that protects the thousands of hardworking DACA beneficiaries that make our economy and communities stronger." - Mayor Robert Garcia