Following last week’s Supreme Court ruling rejecting the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Senator Susan Collins was working overtime to erase her record of opposing protections for DREAMers. But unfortunately for the nearly 100 DACA recipients in Maine, Collins has spent the last 10 years consistently opposing protections for them and their families.
Now, the Trump administration is signaling that they’re planning a new attempt to rescind DACA and eliminate protections for hundreds of thousands of people who have called this country home since childhood. Will Collins finally take action to hold Trump accountable and protect DREAMers? An examination of her record makes it obvious that she won’t.
Here’s what Mainers need to know about Collins’ record of voting to block protections for DREAMers:
In 2019, Collins voted for Trump’s so-called government shutdown compromise bill that would have appropriated $5.7 billion for Trump’s wall and forced DREAMers to pay back up to thousands of dollars in legally obtained tax credits.