The following op-ed by Rep. Pallone appeared in the Star Ledger on October 25, 2017
In recent weeks we have seen our fellow Americans face severe, record breaking storms causing billions of dollars in damage, destroying homes and tragically, taking lives. As New Jerseyans, we remember the pain and destruction that Sandy caused and know all too well the importance of preparing for the next storm. This is one of my top priorities in Congress.
This week I was deeply saddened when President Trump announced that he would be ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. The program ensures that those who came to the United States as children – on average, at age 6 – are able to work and live here without fear of deportation.
Recently I held an in-person town hall in Highland Park, NJ. Hundreds of New Jersey residents took the time to discuss the events going on in Washington, suggest what we can do to improve our communities, and ask me questions on issues ranging from health care to education.
This month we celebrate women’s history and the extraordinary contributions women have made to our nation. It is also a time to reaffirm our commitment to advancing women’s rights.