Ventura County Goes On Record With Call For Congress To Help Those In DACA Program

Sep 12, 2017

Ventura County has taken a stand calling for protections for undocumented residents brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

County Supervisors voted to ask the region’s three congressional representatives to support protections for those in the DACA program. At the board’s meeting, some government and community leaders in spoke up to call for the county to back protections for those in the DACA program, but those in the program had the most heartfelt pleas.  The move comes in the wake of President Trump's announcement that he will end the program, leaving it to Congress to come up with a plan.

County Supervisor Jon Zaragoza proposed the resolution of support for those in the DACA program. The Supervisors passed it on a 4-1 vote. County Supervisor Peter Foy voted no, saying he supports efforts to help DACA recipients, but can’t back extending what he calls an illegal action by President Obama.