Earlier this week the Trump Administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). President Obama created DACA through an executive order in 2012 to give children illegally brought into the country temporary legal immigration status, provided they meet certain criteria.
Since the President’s announcement does not immediately revoke permits, Congress has the time to come together to create a workable, permanent solution for those in the program. We must come together, House and Senate, to produce immigration policy the right way, through regular order. It is important to have a constructive debate on how to address this issue. We need to have consequences for those entering the country illegally, but we have a standard in this country that we do not hold children accountable for their parent’s actions. Congress must have a good dialogue on what to do next, and I look forward to that debate.
I believe we must also work towards a more comprehensive approach to combating illegal immigration including: implementing barriers at certain key areas along our southern border, leveraging new technologies like unmanned aerial vehicles, reducing the number of visa overstays, and the continued enforcement of existing immigration law.
I want to know what you think. Please take a moment to respond to the short survey below.
Do you support President Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
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I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Your opinion helps shape my thinking as I represent you in Washington.