NIRH Condemns the Repeal of DACA; Urges States and Local Leaders to Protect Immigrant Communities

September 5, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin, C: 617.549.3745, E: [email protected]

Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller

“Under President Trump, the federal government has continued to wage a campaign that stands opposed to basic human rights and dignity. In repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, President Trump again seeks to sow division and inflict harm.

This attack is the latest in a well-established pattern of actions that betray values of fairness, justice, and equality — actions that have included the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would have left tens of millions without healthcare, to the threat to overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Everyday the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) works to support partners in cities and states around the country who make sure people have the support and care they need to lead healthy and stable lives. The repeal of DACA would only push immigrants and their families further into the shadows when they need to be pulled into the light.

Over the next six months, NIRH implores Congress to work together to establish permanent protections for Dreamers. We also encourage local leaders in cities and states around the country to protect these vulnerable communities, mitigate the potentially devastating impacts of federal action, and remember that America can find strength and dignity in our diversity, not fear.”


The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local levels to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception.