WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke out today against President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that gives immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors the opportunity to work.

“President Trump promised to go after violent criminals, not innocent children,” said Brown. “We should not be targeting young people who are working, going to school, paying taxes and contributing to this country - the country they grew up in and the only home they’ve ever known.”

Brown supports the DREAM Act. He also supported the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013 to increase border security and create a path to citizenship for those willing to work for it – like those under the DACA program.