Congress, the eyes of the nation are upon you.

I am heartbroken at the decision of the President and Attorney General regarding the DACA immigration provision. The Trump administration announced today that it plans to rescind the program that was enacted during the Obama administration giving temporary legal immigration status to people who arrived in the United States illegally as children.

These “Dreamers” grew up, had families and pursued careers in America. They have pledged allegiance to the American flag their entire lives. They are Americans. This should NOT be a partisan issue.

We must now hold Congress accountable. I urge members of Congress from Charlotte to step up and do the right thing for the benefit of a generation of Americans who are depending on your service and your duty to our country, the land of the free. The eyes of the nation are upon you.

Yours in service,

Joel Ford