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Repealing DACA is Dangerous, Harmful, and Cruel

The Trevor Project, the nation’s leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization focused on LGBTQ young people, today issued this statement from CEO and Executive Director Amit Paley in response to the Trump Administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“The Trump Administration’s plan to repeal DACA is dangerous, harmful, and cruel. Of the 800,000 young people being put at risk, more than 75,000 identify as LGBTQ. Administrative decisions like this increase racism, hate and fear, and do nothing to promote our core American value of equal opportunity. The Trevor Project calls on all fair-minded members of Congress to defend DACA, and create legislation that protects DREAMers while instituting a fair and humane immigration process. The Trevor Project stands in solidarity with all DREAMers and their families, and reminds our LGBTQ young people who are feeling distressed and in need of someone to talk to that The Trevor Project is here for you 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386, in addition to chat and text services available at”


The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, TrevorSpace. Trevor also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, a legislative advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our TrevorLifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sheri A. Lunn, Trevor Project Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Engagement