Statement on Sec. Johnson letter detailing privacy rights of DACA applicants

January 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) issued the following statement today regarding U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson's letter to members of Congress about the personal information of DACA applicants:

"I appreciate Secretary Johnson's well-measured response to me and other members of Congress concerned that personal information provided by DACA applicants could be used for immigration enforcement purposes under the incoming Trump administration. In his letter, the Secretary made clear it is the consistent practice of DHS to use the personal information of people seeking deferred action only for the purpose of adjudicating their requests. In doing so, he laid out solid legal basis upon which DACA recipients' and applicants' personal information can and should be protected under any future Presidential administration."

A copy of Secretary Johnson's letter can be viewed here.