Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the decision by the Administration to protect DREAM-eligible youth from deportation:
"I applaud President Obama and Secretary Napolitano. With immigration reform blocked by the Republican Congress, they made the right decision today to provide young people who would qualify for the Dream Act a little relief.
"Let's be clear. This is not amnesty. This is simply the smart choice to focus our limited resources on finding and deporting violent criminals, felons, and repeat offenders instead of going after talented young people who, personally, have done everything right and want nothing more than to live their lives as patriotic Americans.
"Democrats stand with the President on this issue. Congress needs to act on the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform based on the values that helped make our nation of immigrants so great, so we can build a stronger future together."