The Latino Medical Student Association at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science wholeheartedly denounces President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It is unethical and openly targets a vulnerable population.
We urge Congress to intervene quickly to enact an immigration law that protects the status of more than 800,000 Dreamers and all undocumented families.
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DACA has been instrumental in providing tangible opportunities for Dreamers who previously, in the vast majority of states, were denied the right to access basic healthcare, work and pursue college and graduate degrees. DACA recipients, and all undocumented immigrants, are integral members of our society.
Seventy Dreamers are our classmates in medical schools around
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