Sima Ladjevardian Condemns Trump’s Latest Attacks on DACA

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian condemned Donald Trump’s latest attempts to dismantle DACA — even after the United States Supreme Court’s historic ruling discarded the president’s lawsuit to end the program.

“Despite the Supreme Court’s decision, Donald Trump will go above the rule of law to dismantle DACA and punish hundreds of thousands of DREAMers who are actively contributing to our nation.” Ladjevardian said. “More than 202,000 DACA recipients are working to protect the health and safety of Americans as we confront the COVID-19 pandemic. We need local leadership that will protect DREAMers and hold the president accountable, but instead we have Congressman Dan Crenshaw — a shameless Trump enabler who put his career before his conscience and advocated for building the wall to keep out immigrants like me during his very first floor speech in Congress.”

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Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LAHJ-ee-VAR-DEE-un) is a lawyer, a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, and a political activist who has called Houston home for more than 30 years. After fleeing the political upheaval of the Iranian Revolution, her family immigrated to the United States for their shot at the American Dream. Eventually settling in Houston, Sima has become a local leader in cross-cultural dialogue, bringing Texans of all backgrounds and faiths together for social justice. As an activist, she has worked tirelessly to turn Texas blue and elect candidates up and down the ballot — all while serving senior roles in Beto O’Rourke's senate and presidential campaigns. She has been recognized by the University of Houston for her tireless philanthropic and nonprofit work in the community, and she is fueled by the desire to fight for quality, affordable health care, justice, and unity in the United States Congress.

Sima has been added to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program and endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressional Black Caucus PAC, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood, AFL-CIO, AAPI Victory Fund, AAA Fund, Emgage PAC, Giffords PAC, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former US Senate/presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, former Sec. of HUD/presidential candidate Julian Castro, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, and Congresswoman Katie Porter.

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